Who should not take Ziprasidone Hcl?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • diabetes
  • a high prolactin level
  • low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • overweight
  • very low levels of granulocytes
  • a type of white blood cell
  • breast cancer
  • excessive fat in the blood
  • dehydration
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • tardive dyskinesia
  • a disorder characterized by involuntary movements of the face
  • mouth and tongue
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • a reaction characterized by fever
  • muscle rigidity and confusion
  • a low supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart
  • slow heartbeat
  • sudden and serious symptoms of heart failure called acute decompensated heart failure
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • a form of low blood pressure
  • seizures
  • difficulty swallowing
  • abnormal muscle movements
  • suicidal thoughts
  • extrapyramidal disease
  • a type of movement disorder
  • heart attack within the last 30 days
  • torsades de pointes
  • a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • a disorder of the blood vessels of the brain
  • severe liver disease
  • excessive diarrhea
  • metabolic syndrome x
  • dementia in an elderly person
  • a type of movement disorder called parkinsonism
  • a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding


  • Ziprasidone

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