The Zeldox saga continues.
At my recent psychiatrist appointment we were discussing my Zeldox dosage again. My BF came with me because he was unhappy that I’ve been taking both doses at night – he read up on the drug online and came across this from the NPS website:
“Unlike most other atypical antipsychotics, ziprasidone must be taken twice daily with food. Absorption of ziprasidone may be significantly reduced if taken without food”
He interpreted that to mean that I shouldn’t be taking both doses at night and complained to my doctor that he thought it wasn’t safe. She assured him that it’s perfectly safe, and that loading me up at night is the best thing to allow me to sleep.
Also, my sleeping has improved a lot now that I know I have to take it with food.
I asked her if I could have a script for maxolon due to some nausea I’ve been experiencing in the mornings and she refused – apparently zeldox can interact with maxolon and cause dystonia. I’ve been told to go to a health food store and look into natural therapies for nausea.
She also sent me to get an ECG to make sure I have no abnormal rhythms which is a risk for the drug. Not going to lie, that has been bothering me ever since. I got my ECG that afternoon and haven’t seen the results yet, but this is just another example of my mental health messing with my physical health. I did some more reading on the nps website and found this:
“A small but increased risk of sudden cardiac death has been observed for all antipsychotics — consider the individual’s cardiovascular risk profile before prescribing an antipsychotic”
I know it’s a small risk but it’s just another thing to worry about.