Generic Geodon (Ziprasidone)
Geodon
Geodon is an atypical antipsychotic used in treatment of schizophrenia and the manic symptoms of bipolar disorder.
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Product Description
Common use

Geodon is used to treat schizophrenia and the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. It possesses high affinity to dopamine D2-receptors and more significant affinity to serotonin 5-HT2A-receptors. It is supposed that the medication blocks serotonin and dopamine receptors and inhibits the re-uptake of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain and this way shows its anti-psychotic activity. Geodon is used to treat psychotic disorders, schizophrenia, and affective disorders. Due to its potentially serious side effects it is administered only if other medications have proved inadequate.



Dosage and direction

The recommended dose for adults is 40 mg two times a day and should be corrected for each particular condition. Geodon is available in dosage of 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg. Maximal dose is 160 mg a day. Take it orally with a meal. Dose correction is required in patients with with hepatic impairments.



Precautions

Cautiousness is required when the medication is administered in patients with severe hepatic failure, bradicardia, electrolyte disorders. This medication causes drowsiness so certain cautiousness is required while driving and operating a machinery.



Contraindications

Geodon cannot be used in pregnant and breastfeeding women excluding cases when supposed benefit prevails over potential risk for the unborn baby. Patients hypersensitive to the medication cannot take it. Individuals with the extension of the QT interval (including congenital syndrome of extension of the QT interval ), recent acute myocardial infarction, decompensated heart failure, arrhythmia treated with administration of class IA and III antiarrhythmic drugs cannot be treated by Geodeon. Effects of the medication in the patients under 18 y.o. have not been studied.



Possible side effect

Side effects cannot be anticipated and if occur they are transient. Adverse reactions include: asthenia, accidental injury, headache, drowsiness, dizziness, tremor, anorexia, vomiting, cold symptoms, upper respiratory infection, stuffy and runny nose, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, cough, dry mouth, fatigue, involuntary muscle contractions, muscle aches, muscle tightness, rapid heartbeat, rash, skin fungus, twitching, vision problems, weakness.



Drug interaction

Thioridazine (Mellaril), moxifloxacin (Avelox), pimozide (Orap), quinidine (Quinidex), dofetilide (Tikosyn), sotalol (Betapace), and sparfloxacin (Zagam) should not be taken with Geodon due to increased risk of serious disturbances in the heart rhythm. Carbamazepine (Tegretol) diminish effects of Geodon while Ketoconazole (Nizoral) acts just the opposite as well as itraconazole (Sporanox), fluconazole (Diflucan), nefazodone (Serzone), verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan), erythromycin, clarithromycin (Biaxin), and diltiazem (Cardizem, Tiazac, Dilacor).



Missed dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time of your next dose just skip the missed dose and return to your schedule. Do not double dose this medication to make up the missed dose.



Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include anxiety, drowsiness, tremors, slurred speech, and transient high blood pressure. Contact your doctor immediately in case of suspected overdose.



Storage

Store at room temperature, 15-30 C (59-86 F) away from sunlight, moisture, children and pets.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

Accutane

Other names used:

  • Roaccutane®

Active Ingredients:

  • Isotretionin

How does Accutane work and what pharmaceutical group does it belong to?

Isotretionin the active ingredient of Accutane belongs to a group of drugs called retinoids, which are used mainly in treatment of skin disorders. The exact mechanism of Accutane is not currently known however it is clinically determined that the drug exerts dose-dependent suppressive effect on the sebaceous glands activity and decreases their size. The drug also expresses anti-inflammatory effect on skin as well as inhibits the formation of comedones. The effects of the drug are temporary however the acne remissions may be controlled.

Which conditions are treated with Isotretinoin?

The drug is indicated in treatment of:

  • Severe cystic acne vulgaris
  • Acne rosacea
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa

What should a patient know before using Accutane?

The Isotretinoin should not be used in cases of:

  • Known hypersensitivity to any components of the preparation or to other retinoids
  • Pregnancy
  • Liver or renal failure
  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis
  • Severe hyperlipidemia

Tell your doctor about the following if any apply to you:

  • You have relatives with increased levels of lipids in blood and are predisposed to hyperlipidemia
  • You or your relatives suffer from diabetes
  • You are suffering from Alcoholism
  • You are treating a depression

Which adverse effects may manifest when using the medication?

The side effects of Accutane include:

  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis manifested in the following: dry skin and mucous membranes, haemorrhage in the nasal cavity, hoarseness, conjunctivitis and etc.
  • Skin problems: rash, itching, facial dermatitis, sweatiness, hyperpigmentation, reversible allopecia and etc.
  • Locomotor system: muscle pain, joint pain, hyperostosis, tendonitis
  • CNS: behavior changes, depression, headache, increased intracranial pressure, seizures
  • Sensory organs: decreased vision acuity, photosensibilisation, cataract, decreased hearing , keratitis
  • Gastrointestinal tract: nausea, colitis, GI hemorrhage, rarely hepatitis.
  • Respiratory organs: bronchospasm
  • Haemopoietic system: decreased leukocyte and erythrocyte levels, increase or decrease of thrombocyte levels
  • Immune system: local or systemic infections caused be gram-positive bacteria
  • Other: Hematuria, pancreatitis, vasculitis, lymphadenopathy

It is not necessary that the side effects will manifest in an individual but the possibility still exist. For more information please consult your health care provider.

Which groups of drugs or specific preparations may interact with Isotretinoin?

The drug is affected by the following:

  • Vitamin A supplements
  • Corticosteroids
  • Tetracycline antibiotics
  • Epilepsy treatment
  • Oral contraceptives
  • St.John's worth

Tell your doctor about all the herbal preparations as well as prescription drugs that you are currently taking even if they are not on the list.

Important information for the patient: Accutane is supplied for individual use. Do not use it to treat other conditions not listed in the leaflet. Keep the product out of children reach. Do not reuse any disposable materials if supplied with the preparation.