Geodon and its side effects, long term, is it safe?

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bunnypucker
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   Posted 9/26/2007 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
in another thread the saftey and long term effects of geodon were being discussed and i started a new topic to get some info. my pdoc believes wholeheartedly in this med, and i do too for now as it is the only one that has stabilized me without side effects. i was wondering how much anyone knows about the drug and if there are any opinions. just for info :)


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Post Edited By Moderator (olivia of course) : 10/1/2007 1:28:51 PM (GMT-6)


olivia of course
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   Posted 10/2/2007 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
BP,

I finally got a chance to talk to my pdoc about Geodon yestersday. I forgot that I was having some major side effects on it, and that is why he stopped me from being on it. I was getting stiffness and uncontrolable movements on it, and had to take something else to counteract it. But I was taking 60mg 2x a day which is a higher dose. But he said he has heard of a lot of clinical studies that people cannot tolerate it for lone term use and other anti-phychotics that have been around longer work a little better but give one the weigh gain.

I am on Abilify now, sorry you can't take that. I kind of feel like I am not on anything, but it has just been over a week, and my pdoc increased my dose to 20mg.

Back about the Geodon, I would call your local pharmacy and ask them about the medicine. You should also have a talk with your pdoc about it and ask about the benefits of taking the med long term. You should not take something you feel uncomfortable about.
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