A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Known as Zeldox in the UK
Take Geodon medication just the way it is suggested by your doctor. Do not take Geodon Ziprasidone HCL in greater or lesser quantities or for shorter or longer than prescribed. Follow the guidelines on the medicine label for safe and effective results. Take Geodon medication with a meal, twice every day. Take Ziprasidone HCL on a regular basis to get the most advantage. It may take a few weeks before you see any desired results and your symptoms improve. Continue the use of Geodon medication as instructed and inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after several weeks. In the case of a missed dose, take the medication as soon as you remember. However, if it’s time for your next dose, do not consume the missed dose in order to make up for the missed dose. Taking excessive Geodon medication in a short time may cause a drug overdose. Store the Geodon medication at room temperature and keep away from light, moisture, and heat.
Geodon Ziprasidone HCL (hydrochloride) includes: Active ingredient:
Geodon medication is not permitted for use by old people who have dementia, as it may heighten the risk of death. Inform your doctor if you have a history of other medical issues and are addicted to illegal drugs or legal medications.
Consult your doctor if you become pregnant or want to get pregnant while the treatment is going on. Do not stop taking this medicine during pregnancy if it is not instructed by your doctor. However, it is strongly advised not to breastfeed while consuming this drug.
Drink lots of water during the treatment with Geodon.
Some side effects of Geodon medication may include: