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What side effects can this medication cause?

Symptoms of a potentially fatal side effect called Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) could occur. Call your doctor immediately if you experience:

severe muscle stiffness (rigidity)
fast or irregular heart beat

Additionally, iff you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking ziprasidone and seek emergency medical treatment or contact your doctor immediately:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, closing of the throat, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, or hives)
uncontrollable movements of the tongue, face, lips, arms, or legs
muscle spasms of the face or neck
severe restlessness or tremor
a rash
severe dizziness or fainting

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take ziprasidone and talk to your doctor if you experience:

mild restlessness or tremor
constipation or diarrhea
dry mouth
mild dizziness
increased cough or runny nose

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.


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