What does Geodon do?

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Carenpolar
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   Posted 7/31/2009 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
My grandaughter has Bipolar and her p-doc gave her Geodon.... what is it for.? and is it an anti-depressant? She is only 15 yrs of age...
 
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Lanie G
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   Posted 7/31/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   

Caren, I'm not a mod on this forum but this is information on the medication you asked about.  I hope this helps.  http://www.geodon.com/b_home.aspx

 Serafena will be back shortly.


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serafena
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   Posted 7/31/2009 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Caren,

Here's another link to the RxList site:
www.rxlist.com/geodon-drug.htm

It's an anti-psychotic, which means it's used to calm a mania. As far as I can see, it's most common side effect seems to be sleepiness. If she experiences others, let the doc know.

Good luck,
serafena
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Carenpolar
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   Posted 8/1/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the information...
 
hugs, Caren
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