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What is the dosage and how should it be used?

Ziprasidone comes as a capsule to be taken orally, or as an injection.

Take ziprasidone exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Ziprasidone usually is taken twice a day. The usual starting dose is 20 mg twice daily, but the dose may be increased over time to achieve the desired effect.

Take each oral dose with a full glass of water.

Take ziprasidone with food at the same time each day, as this medication is not properly absorbed when taken on an empty stomach.

Do not crush, open, or break the capsules. Swallow them whole.

Ziprasidone injection should be administered by a healthcare provider.

Continue to take ziprasidone, even if your symptoms have improved as a continuous treatment may prevent the return of symptoms. Do not stop taking this medication without first talking to your doctor.


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