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Latuda vs. Geodon

Are Latuda and Geodon the Same Thing?

Latuda (lurasidone hydrochloride) and Geodon (ziprasidone HCl and ziprasidone mesylate) are atypical antipsychotics used to treat schizophrenia.

Geodon is also used to treat symptoms of 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.

Side effects of Latuda and Geodon that are similar include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, weight gain, diarrhea, or restlessness.

Side effects of Latuda that are different from Geodon include stomach pain, shaking, muscle stiffness, mask-like facial expression, inability to keep still, agitation, blurred vision, breast swelling or discharge, missed menstrual periods, decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.

Side effects of Geodon that are different from Latuda include feeling unusually tired or sleepy, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation, anxiety, headache, depression, abnormal muscle movements (such as tremor, shuffling, uncontrolled involuntary movements, muscle pain or twitching), skin rash, and increased cough or runny or stuffy nose.

Both Latuda and Geodon may interact with other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicines, narcotics, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicines for seizures, depression, or anxiety).

Latuda may also interact with diltiazem, azole antifungals, HIV drugs, antibiotics, or rifamycins.

Geodon may also interact with diuretics (water pills), blood pressure medicines, heart rhythm medicines, carbamazepine, cisapride, haloperidol, or medicines used to treat Parkinson's disease.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Latuda?

Side effects of Latuda include:

  • drowsiness,
  • dizziness,
  • nausea,
  • diarrhea,
  • stomach pain,
  • loss of appetite,
  • shaking,
  • muscle stiffness,
  • weight gain,
  • mask-like facial expression,
  • inability to keep still,
  • restlessness,
  • agitation,
  • blurred vision,
  • breast swelling or discharge,
  • missed menstrual periods,
  • decreased sex drive,
  • impotence, or
  • difficulty having an orgasm.

Tell your doctor right if you experience serious side effects of Latuda including:

  • drooling,
  • trouble swallowing,
  • fainting,
  • signs of infection (such as persistent cough, fever)
  • fast or uneven or pounding heartbeats;
  • agitation, hostility, confusion, thoughts about hurting yourself,
  • seizures (convulsions),
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms,
  • sores in your mouth and throat,
  • high blood sugar (increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss),
  • very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, tremors, feeling like you might pass out, or
  • twitching or uncontrollable movements of your eyes, lips, tongue, face, arms, or legs.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Geodon?

Common side effects of Geodon include:

  • feeling unusually tired or sleepy;
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • upset stomach,
  • loss of appetite;
  • constipation;
  • dizziness,
  • drowsiness;
  • restlessness;
  • anxiety,
  • headache,
  • depression;
  • abnormal muscle movements,
  • such as tremor,
  • shuffling, and
  • uncontrolled involuntary movements,
  • muscle pain or twitching;
  • diarrhea;
  • skin rash;
  • weight gain, and
  • increased cough or runny or stuffy nose.

Serious side effects of Geodon include

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

What Is Latuda?

Latuda (lurasidone hydrochloride) is an atypical antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia.

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.

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What Drugs Interact With Latuda?

Latuda 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), antibiotics, antifungal medications, or medications to treat HIV or AIDS.

Latuda may also interact with diltiazem or rifamycins.

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.

How Should Latuda Be Taken?

The recommended starting dose of Latuda is 40 mg once dxily, and it has been shown to be effective in a dose range of 40 mg/day to 160 mg/day.

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.

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References


Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Latuda Drug Information.

www.latuda.com/?

Pfizer. Geodon Drug Information.

https://www.geodon.com/
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