Ziprasidone is a type of drug called an atypical anti-psychotic. It is sold under a variety of brand names including Geodon® and Zeldox®.
Ziprasidone is used to treat some of the symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental health problems.
Ziprasidone is believed to work by changing the amount and action of several neurotransmitters in the brain, in particular serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine.
Ziprasidone is sometimes used to treat problem behaviours in people with autism, including aggression, self-injury, and sudden mood changes.
We are currently reviewing the research evidence on the use of ziprasidone for people with autism.
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Last Updated : 11/06/2013 Back to Top