Request Call Back

Contact Us

*    Denotes required field.

   * First Name 

   * Last Name 

   * Email 


Cell Phone 

Street Address 

Zip Code 



Date you started taking this drug:

Date you stopped taking this drug:

What condition was this medication prescribed to treat?

Did you experience any of the following side effects?
(Please check all that apply.)

Please further describe side effects:

For verification purposes, please answer the below question:

No Yes, I agree to the Parker Waichman LLP disclaimers. Click here to review.

Yes, I would like to receive the Parker Waichman LLP monthly newsletter, InjuryAlert.

please do not fill out the field below.


Geodon Side Effects Lawsuits | Side Effects: Diabetes, Hyperglycemia, Fatal Heart-Rhythm Irregularity, Torsade De Pointes, Blood Sugar Disorders

Geodon Side Effects May Lead To Diabetes Lawsuits

Geodon | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Diabetes, Hyperglycemia, Fatal Heart-Rhythm Irregularity, Torsade De Pointes, Blood Sugar Disorders

Geodon (Generic: Ziprasidone) has been linked to diabetes and other blood sugar side effects such as hyperglycemia. Part of the new class of atypical antipsychotic drugs, Geodon is used to treat patients with schizophrenia. On Aug 31, 2004, the FDA & Pfizer, the manufacturer of Geodon, warned doctors about the risk of developing high blood sugar and diabetes. The FDA asked Pfizer to add a new warning to the Geodon label warning patients that Geodon can cause diabetes and other blood sugar disorders. In a recent study, atypical antipsychotics similar to Geodon were found to cause diabetes 50% more often than older antipsychotic drugs.  The atypical antipsychotic class of drugs includes Geodon, Zyprexa, Risperdal, Seroquel, Abilify and Clozaril.

The FDA has become concerned about the possibility that Geodon / Ziprasidone and a number of other drugs might increase the possibility of a specific, potentially fatal heart-rhythm irregularity called torsade de pointes. The FDA did not approve Ziprasidone in 1998 because there was  evidence that it could cause a lengthening of the so-called QT interval of the heartbeat, a change associated with torsade.

Additional Geodon side effects include: feeling unusually tired, nausea, constipation, dizziness, restlessness, diarrhea, rash, cough, runny nose, and abnormal muscle movements, including tremor, shuffling, and uncontrollable movements.

Legal Help For Victims Affected By Geodon

If you or a loved one took Geodon and suffered side effects, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified drug side effects attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


GeodonRSS Feed

FDA Warns of Possible Fatal Skin Reaction with Antipsychotic Drug Geodon

Jan 13, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning that the antipsychotic drug ziprasidone (sold under the brand name, Geodon, and its generics) is associated with a rare but serious skin reaction that can progress to affect other parts of the body. The agency announced that a new warning has been added to the Geodon label to describe the serious condition known as Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS). Patients taking the drug who have a fever with a rash...

Antipsychotic Drug Geodon Carries Risk of Serious, Potentially Fatal Skin Reaction, FDA Says

Dec 16, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that ziprasidone, an antipsychotic that Pfizer sells under the brand name Geodon, can cause a serious, potentially fatal skin reaction known as “drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms,” or DRESS. Diabetes Insider reports that a new warning label will include information about the risk of DRESS, including six recorded cases that have been associated with the drug. According to the FDA, DRESS may start out as a...

FDA Warns Pfizer Over Geodon Study

Apr 21, 2010 | Parker Waichman LLP
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to drug maker Pfizer Inc over a number of “failures” that resulted in overdoses in no less than 13 children, said Reuters. The overdoses occurred during Pfizer’s clinical trial of Geodon, an antipsychotic medication; the letter was made public yesterday. We’ve been following the issue of psychotropic drugs and pediatric patients for some time, especially regarding efficacy and safety. Last June we wrote that...

Antipsychotic Drugs' Effects On Kids Need More Study, FDA Panel Says

Dec 7, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
We’ve been following the issue of prescribing psychotropic drugs to pediatric patients for some time, especially regarding efficacy and safety. In June we wrote that a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) vote was scheduled regarding three psychotropic medications and their safety and efficacy for children with specific conditions.At that time, the Wall Street Journal reported that the agency said the medications—AstraZeneca PLC’s Seroquel, Eli Lilly and Company’s...

Pfizer's Illegal Promotion of Bextra and Other Drugs Results in Record Settlement, Guilty Plea

Sep 3, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
Pfizer Inc. and its subsidiary, Pharmacia & Upjohn Company Inc., have agreed to pay a record-setting $2.3 billion to settle claims arising from the  illegal marketing  of some drugs.  According to a U.S. Department of Justice press release,  Pharmacia & Upjohn Company has also agreed to plead guilty to a felony violation regarding off-label promotions of the painkiller Bextra. Bextra was withdrawn from the market in 2005.As we've reported previously, doctors may...

More Geodon News

Parker Waichman Accolades And Reviews Best Lawyers Find Us On Avvo