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Review: could Geodon cause Death?

Summary: Death could be caused by Geodon, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Ill-defined disorder.

We study 14,439 people who have side effects while taking Geodon from FDA and social media. Among them, 354 have Death. Find out below who they are, when they have Death and more.

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On Apr, 9, 2014: 14,439 people reported to have side effects when taking Geodon. Among them, 371 people (2.57%) have Death. They amount to 0.07% of all the 531,328 people who have Death on eHealthMe.

Trend of Death in Geodon reports

Time on Geodon when people have Death * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Death61.29%3.23%25.81%6.45%3.23%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Death when taking Geodon * :

FemaleMale
Death47.54%52.46%

Age of people who have Death when taking Geodon * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Death2.05%0.51%6.67%11.28%23.08%22.05%17.44%16.92%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Ill-defined disorder (115 people, 31.00%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (30 people, 8.09%)
  3. Schizophrenia (28 people, 7.55%)
  4. Depression (16 people, 4.31%)
  5. Agitation (13 people, 3.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (51 people, 13.75%)
  2. Risperdal (32 people, 8.63%)
  3. Zyprexa (25 people, 6.74%)
  4. Haldol (20 people, 5.39%)
  5. Depakote (16 people, 4.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • saphiris, depakote, trazadone, zoloft, zolpidem, were all on medication list from hospital to doctors office to mental institute. Who knows what she was taking. Who cared???? Not the person's she went to for treatment they just kept adding medications.

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    shattered on Jun, 9, 2012:

    I need to add that she died of a heart attack. Sudden cardiac death. She was my mother and I am shattered. She was neglected. Persuing legal action

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • * Didn't start gaining weight until aftwer taking geodon for 2 yearas, however after 6 years on geodon I drastically lowered my dose without ANY weight loss. Also, the apetite lowering effects of the adderall and vyvanse have completely dissapeared after taking them for 2 years at very high doses (prescribed). Also, the Adderall XR lost a sgnificant part of its effectiveness after 7 years. The plus side to that is that it no longer causes nervousness/anxiety as a side effect. I am most concerned with my chest pain. Only noticed it this past year. Year 7 of Geodon and adderal. Seems worse if I take imediate release adderal. because the IR adderal often also causes my stomach pain I'm not sure if the pain is coming fronm my heart, lung or if it is acid reflux? But it is VERY WORRISOME!!

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