Ziprasidone / Geodon

 

INDICATIONS:

  • Agitation/combativeness
  • Schizophrenia

 

ADMINISTRATION:

  • IM

 

DOSAGE:

ADULT:

  • 10-20 mg administered intramusculaer

 

**DIRECT MEDICAL ORDER REQUIRED**

 

PEDIATRIC:

NOT APPROVED

 

THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS:

  • Chemical restraint for psychotic and/or combative patients

 

RELATIVE CONTRAINDICATIONS:

  • Known hypersensitivity
  • Recent acute MI
  • Uncompensated heart failure
  • Use with caution in:
  • Elderly patients
  • Dementia patients
  • Renal impairment patients
  • Seizure disorder o  Diabetes mellitus o  Hypotension
  • Cardio/Cerebrovascular disease

 

SIDE EFFECTS:

 

  • Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Urticaria, Dry Mouth, Extrapyramidal effects
  • SPECIAL NOTES / RESTRICTIONS:
  • ONLY WITH DIRECT MEDICAL ORDER