Geodon vs. Zyprexa

Are Geodon and Zyprexa the Same Thing?

Geodon (ziprasidone HCl and ziprasidone mesylate) and or Zyprexa (olanzapine) are atypical antipsychotics used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and manic episodes of bipolar disorder.

Geodon is also used to treat mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder. Geodon also can be used as maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder when added to lithium or valproate.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Geodon?

Side effects of Geodon include:

Serious side effects of Geodon include

This is not a complete list of side effects, and others may occur.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Zyprexa?

Common side effects of Zyprexa include:

What is Geodon?

Geodon (ziprasidone HCl and ziprasidone mesylate) is an atypical antipsychotic used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and acute manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder. Geodon also can be used as maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder when added to lithium or valproate.

What is Zyprexa?

Zyprexa (olanzapine) is an atypical antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and manic episodes of bipolar disorder.

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What Drugs Interact With Geodon?

Geodon may interact with other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety), blood pressure medicines, and medications to treat Parkinson's disease.

Geodon may also interact with diuretics (water pills), heart rhythm medicines, blood pressure medicines, amazepine, cisapride, or haloperidol.

What Drugs Interact With Zyprexa?

Zyprexa may interact with other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety), heart or blood pressure medications, medications to treat Parkinson's disease, seizure medications.

Zyprexa may also interact with omeprazole or rifampin.

How Should Geodon Be Taken?

Geodon (ziprasidone HCl) is available as capsules and Geodon (ziprasidone mesylate) is available as an injection for intramuscular use.

Geodon Capsules should be administered at an initial daily dose of 20 mg twice daily with food. For intramuscular dosing, the recommended dose of Geodon is 10 mg to 20 mg administered as required up to a maximum dose of 40 mg per day.

How Should Zyprexa Be Taken?

Oral Zyprexa should be administered on a once-a-day schedule without regard to meals, generally beginning with a 5 to 10 mg initial dose, with a target dose of 10 mg/day within several days.

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References

Pfizer. Geodon Product Information.
https://www.geodon.com/
FDA. Zyprexa Medication Guide.
https://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/UCM134700.pdf

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