Information about Ziprasidone

Ziprasidone Uses

Ziprasidone is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.

How Ziprasidone works

Ziprasidone is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Common side effects of Ziprasidone

Vomiting, Sleepiness, Abnormal vision, Akathisia (inability to stay still), Dizziness, Respiratory tract infection, Abdominal pain, Extrapyramidal symptoms, Fever, Facial swelling, Photosensitivity, Decreased body temperature, Tachycardia, Postural hypotension (low blood pressure), Decreased appetite, Muscle pain, Agitation, Breathlessness
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Available Medicine for Ziprasidone

ZipsydonSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
91 to ₹2154 variant(s)
ZipradepEmco Biotech
1811 variant(s)
ZiprisSunrise Remedies Pvt Ltd
39 to ₹1554 variant(s)
ZipraZydus Cadila
30 to ₹642 variant(s)
AzonaTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
30 to ₹1193 variant(s)
ZipralLifecare Neuro Products Ltd
50 to ₹962 variant(s)

Expert advice for Ziprasidone

  • It should be taken with food.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Ziprasidone may cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
  • Do not stop taking Ziprasidone without talking to your doctor first as it may cause a worsening of symptoms.

Frequently asked questions for Ziprasidone


Q. Is Ziprasidone a narcotic/ Benzo/Ssri/ controlled substance/ opiate?

Ziprasidone is not a narcotic or Benzodiazepam or Ssri or controlled substance or opiate

Q. Is Ziprasidone addictive?

Ziprasidone is non addictive

Q. Can I take Ziprasidone with Xanax/ Tylenol / ibuprofen/ Benadryl/ Nyquil/ melatonin/ trazodone?

Ziprasidone may interact with these medications. Kindly follow doctors instructions

Q. Does Ziprasidone cause weight gain/ constipation/get you high/ help you sleep/make you tired/?

Ziprasidone may cause these side effects. Call your doctor if you experience any unusual problems during your treatment with Ziprasidone.


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