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Ziprasidone

Geodon is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. 

Geodon has a greater capacity to increase QT/QTc interval compared to several other antipsychotics; an increased QT/QTc interval is associated in some other drugs with bringing about a potentially fatal polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, and sudden death. 

Full prescribing information is available at: 

http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=8337

Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geodon 

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.” .
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