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Re: Geodon

Posted by hawkeye on March 28, 2003, at 15:05:14

In reply to Geodon, posted by Rainee on March 28, 2003, at 13:37:51

Geodon is an atypical anti-psychotic medication that has anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties. It's "anti-psychotic" action is mainly through Dopamine (D2) antagonism. However, it's most potent action is as a 5-HT2A antagonist, which accounts for it's anti-anxiety action. It also has anti-depressant properties because it inhibis the synaptic reuptake of both serotonin and norepinephrine.

My PDOC thinks it's a great drug and uses it with several of his patients who do not exhibit any psychotic features.

If you take it you should have an electro-cardiogram to check for any abnormalities in your QT cycle. Geodon can cause a prolongation of that cycle which can lead to sudden death.




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