Geodon (Ziprasidone 20 mg)
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Generic Geodon (Ziprasidone 20 mg) guide:
What is the medication marketed as Generic Geodon?
Currently, Geodon is nothing more than one of the trademarks under which the active substance called Ziprasidone is marketed. It is not an exclusive medication. The same preparation is manufactured and marketed by a number of pharmaceutical companies. It is possible because the original formula was developed back in 1987 and the exclusive patent of the developer, Pfizer, has already expired. However, the medication was not approved immediately. It was first approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in Sweden in 1998. Later, after more thorough research and trials, the substance was also tested and approved in other countries including subsequent approval in the U.S. in 2001.
Nowadays, the medication is available in form of so-called generic medications so you can use them instead when your therapist tells you to buy Geodon. These are the same medicines that are manufactured by other companies. The manufacturers follow the same formula and use the same ingredients but sell their drugs cheaper. Generic medications manufacturers are encouraged by the World Health Organization as they make all medications more affordable for wider populations.
Why is Generic Geodon so much cheaper than the branded medicine?
You may wonder why there is such a huge difference in prices of the branded medicines and generics. For this, there are valid reasons that are not related to the preparations quality. First of all, since the producers of generics do not develop their own medications, they significantly save on research. Secondly, they are commonly operating in the developing countries where all production is much cheaper which is why, by the way, the manufacturers from the developed countries also outsource the production there. Thirdly, they do not advertise their trademarks and do not pay kickbacks to doctors so they would prescribe namely their medicines. You may not know it but the fact that large pharmaceutical companies bribe medical workers so that they would prescribe their branded medicines and insist that only the branded medicines are effective is proved. A large scandal about it occurred in 2009 in relation namely to Pfizer and its brand name drug Geodon.
Besides, even considering that large pharmaceutical companies invest in research and invent new medications they still highly overprice their products and make it impossible for people from the developing world and some clusters of the population from the developed countries to even have the slightest chance of using the most modern medicines because of the pharmaceutical companies’ greed. Fortunately, today international laws oblige such manufacturers to share their discoveries and formulas with generic drug makers if the medication is considered a breakthrough or an essential preparation that can substantially improve the treatment results. You should also know that all generics are clinically tested and approved before the hit pharmacy shelves so you can without any doubts buy Generic Geodon instead of the branded medication and enjoy the same effect.
When should I buy Generic Geodon?
Generic Geodon is identical to the branded medicine. Thereby, you can purchase the generic when your doctor appoints you the therapy with Geodon. The indications for the medication use are schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is used both as the treatment of acute conditions and as a prophylaxis of such condition occurrences. Besides, the medication can be prescribed at the doctor's discretion for off-label conditions, i.e. for the conditions for which the medication can be suitable but which are not indicated in the official instruction. However, even if you are diagnosed with one of the conditions for which Ziprasidone is used, you should necessarily get a proper diagnosis and a consultation of a psychiatric specialist before you buy Ziprasidone and start taking the pills.
When is Ziprasidone contraindicated?
The contraindications for the pills use include long QT syndrome, recent myocardial infarction, decompensated congestive heart failure, hypersensitivity to the medication’s components, arrhythmia, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and age under 18 years.
Additionally, the preparation is not advised to be used for the therapy of elderly patients, i.e. people older than 65 years, people with renal insufficiency, people with any conditions that can contribute to seizures development, bradycardia, electrolyte imbalance, and for people who take medications that elongate QT interval.
What adverse effects can be expected from the use of Generic Ziprasidone?
When you buy Generic Ziprasidone or the branded medication and start using the pills you can expect to start having certain negative symptoms. During the tests, the most common adverse reactions in people who used the medication for schizophrenia were sedative (somnolence) and akathisia (motor anxiety, inner need to move or change the posture). The most common adverse reactions in people with bipolar disorder were sedation, akathisia, extrapyramidal disorders (pathological changes in the quality or quantity of spontaneous movements carried out by skeletal muscles), and dizziness. Besides, the medication can cause allergic reactions such as rash. Other potential adverse reactions include nausea, vomiting, constipation, dryness of the mouth, increased salivation, tremor, seizures, increased blood pressure, lowered blood pressure, tachycardia, blurred vision, increase in the body weight, and others.
You must notify your doctor immediately if one or several side effects develop as they can signalize that the medication is inappropriate for your case and you need a revision of your therapy plan or intake of other medicines to cope with the adverse reactions.
How to use Ziprasidone pills?
The following information is taken from the official medication instruction and is considered a standard for the therapy but you need to clarify with your therapist the dosage regimens suitable namely for you before you order Geodon and start the therapy.
The medication is taken orally with food. The recommended initial dosage for the therapy of acute episodes of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is 80 mg a day split into two intakes. Depending on the individual features and clinical picture the daily dosage can be subsequently raised to the daily maximum of 160 mg split into two intakes. In the presence of clinical indications, the maximum daily dosage can be started to be used from the third day of the therapy. However, the further increase of the dosage is unsafe and unstudied sufficiently. It is considered that the dosages over 160 mg a day can contribute to the life-threatening elongation of QT interval.
The maintaining dosages for schizophrenia treatment and prophylaxis of relapses should be the minimum effective ones. According to the clinical trials, in the majority of cases, the use of 40 mg a day split into two intakes is sufficient.
People older than 65 years of age without any conditions in which the medication is contraindicated do not require dosage adjustments.
People with renal failure and smokers do not require dosage adjustments.
People with mild to moderate liver failure need to take reduced dosages chosen by a doctor.
Overdose of Ziprasidone
An overdose of the medication is possible in the use of very large doses but if you start suffering from extrapyramidal symptoms, drowsiness, tremor and anxiety, they can be signs of overdose. It is especially important to seek emergency help if you know that you took an increased dosage and start suffering from any adverse reactions. The treatment requires symptomatic therapy and monitoring of cardiovascular system condition to identify the possible development of arrhythmia.
Undesirable drug combinations with Generic Ziprasidone
Before you order Generic Geodon, you must check with your healthcare provider that you don’t use any medications or supplements that can result in health condition deterioration when combined with this antipsychotic medication. You and your doctor should pay specific attention to such medications as antiarrhythmic agents and other medications that can cause elongation of QT interval. Also, during treatment with Ziprasidone, ethanol (alcohol) should be avoided.
Where to buy Geodon?
The preparation is sold at all drugstores but in some countries, it is allowed to be sold only with a prescription. If you want to save on the pills and the prescription, you can order Ziprasidone from this webpage.
Generic Geodon shipping
You can order delivery of the pills via standard or express mail service to any corner of the world.
Our doctor prescribes Ziprasidone online for free, and there is no doctor’s consultation fee.
All orders of Ziprasidone arrive in discrete unmarked parcels. We leave the shipment description blank.
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The drug will be shipped to you in 1-3 business days after you order Ziprasidone with us.
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