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Ziprasidone HCI 20mg Capsule
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: RDY 256 
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Ziprasidone HCI 20mg Capsule
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Ziprasidone HCI 20mg Capsule

What is this Medicine?

ZIPRASIDONE (zi PRAY si done) is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Ziprasidone: Oral capsule(20mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Ziprasidone Hydrochloride 20mg Capsule

NDC: 551110256
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Mania, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Tourette's Syndrome, Agitation

Storage Information
Store between 68 to 77 degrees F, excursions permitted 59 to 86 degrees F
Ziprasidone Hydrochloride 20mg Capsule
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Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: RDY 256 
Shape: capsule
Color: pink,purple

Reported Side Effects for Ziprasidone Hydrochloride 20mg Capsule

Vaginal Bleeding Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Brain Attack Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Psychosis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
High Red Blood Cells Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Disease Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Yellow Skin Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Chloride Level Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Infection Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bundle-branch Block Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Blood Clot In Lung Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Urination Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Fast Eye Movements Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Trismus Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Wryneck Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fatty Change Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
<4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Priapism Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Irritated Blood Vessels Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Peripheral Vasodilation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Paresthesias Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Bleeding Within The Eye Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Nighttime Urination Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Muscle Twitches Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Melena Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Lymphocytes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vocal Cord Spasm Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Overactive Reflexes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Enlarged Liver Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Coughing Up Blood Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Of Blood Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Gynecomastia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Restlessness Incidence:
<10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Calcium Levels Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Uric Acid Level Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Overactive Thyroid Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Potassium Level Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gout Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
<9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Heart Block Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Distressed Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Heart Muscle Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Eye Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Eye Inflammatoin Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<30.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Underactive Thyroid Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sodium Levels Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Magnesium Levels Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Low Chloride Levels Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bruise Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Ejaculation Dysfunction Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Eosinophilia Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Galactorrhea Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Glycosuria Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
0.1-2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cataracts Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Light Sensitivity Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Dehydration Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Enlarged Lymph Nodes Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Allergic Skin Reaction Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heavy Menstrual Period Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Paralysis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Eyes Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Orgasm Dysfunction Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Irregular Heart Beat Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Scaly And Itchy Rashes Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Eyes Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Thirst Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Chest Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Inflammation Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
No Menstrual Periods Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vesicular Rash Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
0.1-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High White Blood Cells Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Retaining Urine Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Fluid Retention Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inceased Urination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Potassium Levels Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Blood In The Urine Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Exfoliative Dermatitis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Nose Bleed Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Convulsions Incidence:
0.4%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Dyskinesia Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Balance Problems Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dysarthria Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nerve Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Double Vision Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Photosensitivity Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Pseudoparkinsonism Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Confusion Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Flu Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Choreoathetosis Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Body Temperature Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Withdrawal Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Loss Of Memory Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Akinesia Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hostility Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hyperkinesis Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Delirium Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Tardive Dyskinesia Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Mucle Tone Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dystonic Reaction Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Incoordination Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Muscle Tone Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Weakness Incidence:
2.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Gain Incidence:
2.4-20.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
3.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
3.0-16.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Chest Pain Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
3.0-18.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Visual Impairment Incidence:
3.0-6.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Extra Saliva Production Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
4.0-12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
8.0-31.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Ziprasidone Hydrochloride 20mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Ziprasidone Hydrochloride 20mg Capsule(Ziprasidone Hydrochloride)
Alcohol and CNS Depressants(Ziprasidone Hydrochloride)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking this medicine. Using this drug along with alcohol can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you, and especially if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Ziprasidone Hydrochloride 20mg Capsule(Ziprasidone Hydrochloride)
Marijuana and Antipsychotics(Ziprasidone Hydrochloride)
Marijuana smoke may decrease the effectiveness of Antipsychotics by increasing the elimination of Antipsychotic medications from the body. If you smoke Marijuana, Medical, notify your prescriber if you experience changes in mood (like agitation or hearing or seeing things that are not really there) that may indicate your Antipsychotic medication is not working as well for you. If you suddenly stop smoking Marijuana, Medical, this may increase the actions of Antipsychotics; notify your prescriber if you notice increased drowsiness, dizziness or other unusual side effects.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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