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Why is this medication prescribed?

This medication is an antipsychotic medication used to manage the symptoms of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia that may include hearing voices, seeing things or sensing things that are not there, mistaken beliefs, unusual suspiciousness, or becoming withdrawn from family and friends.

This drug is also used to treat bipolar disorder and acute mania. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain.

Note:

Ziprasidone is associated with little or no weight gain, a feature that distinguishes it from other anti-psychotic drugs. Similarly, ziprasidone is unique among anti-psychotic drugs in that it does not increase cholesterol levels.

 

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