Geodon (ziprasidone), a new atypical antipsychotic for schizophrenia

Pfizer will soon market Geodon (ziprasidone), a new atypical antipsychotic for schizophrenia.

Geodon will be widely used because it appears to cause less weight gain than other atypicals...Zyprexa, Seroquel, or Risperdal.

This is important. Weight gain is a common reason why patients discontinue therapy...and it increases the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.

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