I. Indications

  1. Schizophrenia (including acute episodic agitation)
  2. Mania
  3. Bipolar Disorder
  4. Tourette's Syndrome (not FDA approved)

II. Class

  1. Atypical Antipsychotic (Second Generation agent)

III. Advantages

  1. Minimal weight gain than with other atypical Antipsychotics
  2. Lower risk of diabetes than with other atypical Antipsychotics

IV. Drug Interactions

  1. Increase Antipsychotic levels (toxicity risk): Monitor for toxicity
    1. Clarithromycin
    2. Erythromycin
    3. Grapefruit juice
    4. Fluconazole
    5. Itraconazole
    6. Ketoconazole
  2. Decrease Antipsychotic levels (lower efficacy)
    1. Carbamazepine
    2. Phenytoin

V. Monitoring

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Cost: Medications

Geodon (on 2/9/2012 at DrugStore.com)
Geodon 20mg Capsules #60 for $545.97 ($9.10/unit)
Geodon 40mg Capsules #60 for $520.97 ($8.68/unit)
Geodon 60mg Capsules #60 for $664.97 ($11.08/unit)
Geodon 80mg Capsules #60 for $664.97 ($11.08/unit)