Terms and Conditions
By using the GEODON®(ziprasidone HCI) $4 Co-Pay Card, you acknowledge that you currently meet the eligibility criteria and will comply with the following terms and conditions.
  • Offer is not valid for prescriptions that are eligible to be reimbursed, in whole or in part, by Medicaid, Medicare, or other federal or state health care programs (including any state prescription drug assistance programs and the Government Health Insurance Plan available in Puerto Rico formerly known as “La Reforma de Salud”)
  • Offer is not valid for prescriptions that are eligible to be reimbursed by private insurance plans or other health or pharmacy benefit programs that reimburse you for the entire cost of your prescription drugs
  • By using the Card, patients will receive savings of up to $75 per fill and pay a minimum of $4 per fill. The Card is good for a maximum of $900 per year. After a maximum of $900, patient will pay monthly out-of-pocket costs
  • The Card may be used once per month for the life of the program
  • You must deduct the value of the Card from any reimbursement request submitted to your insurance plan, either directly by you or on your behalf
  • Card is not valid for Massachusetts residents whose prescriptions are covered in whole or in part by third-party insurance, or where otherwise prohibited by law
  • Card cannot be combined with any other rebate/coupon, free trial, or similar offer for the specified prescription
  • Card will be accepted only at participating pharmacies
  • Card is not health insurance
  • Offer good only in the US and Puerto Rico
  • Card is limited to 1 per person during this offering period and is not transferable
  • Pfizer reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this offer without notice
  • No membership fee
  • Offer expires 12/31/2015
  • For further information call 1-800-725-9655. Pfizer Inc, 235 E. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017

GEODON® (ziprasidone HCl) Important Safety Information

Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis (having lost touch with reality due to confusion and memory loss) treated with this type of medicine are at an increased risk of death, compared to placebo (sugar pill). GEODON is not approved for treating these patients.

GEODON may increase the risk of changes to your heart rhythm. You should not take GEODON if you have certain kinds of heart conditions that change your heart rhythm, a recent heart attack, heart failure, or take certain medicines known to change heart rhythm. It is important to talk to your doctor about this possible side effect. Call your doctor right away if you faint, pass out, or feel a change in your heartbeat.

If you experience a high fever, stiff muscles, shaking, confusion, sweating, or increased heart rate or blood pressure, tell your doctor right away. These can be signs of a rare but potentially fatal condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS).

If you experience abnormal or uncontrollable facial or body movements, notify your doctor. These could be a sign of tardive dyskinesia (TD), a potentially permanent condition whose risk increases with the length of treatment, but which can also occur after brief periods at low doses.

If you have diabetes or have risk factors or symptoms of diabetes, your blood sugar should be monitored. Symptoms include excessive thirst, urination, appetite, and weakness. High blood sugar has been reported with GEODON and medicines like it. In some cases, extreme hgh blood sugar can lead to coma or death. Increases in cholesterol and weight gain have also been reported with medicines like GEODON.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant. Breast feeding is not recommended.

If you experience a rash, lightheadedness upon standing, or seizures, tell your doctor. Also tell your doctor if you have thoughts of suicide.

Other risks may include decreases in white blood cells (which can be serious), trouble swallowing, high prolactin levels, and impairment in judgment or motor skills. Until you know how GEODON affects you, you should not drive or operate machinery.

Do not drink alcohol while taking GEODON. Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated. Common side effects of GEODON include:

  • Feeling unusually tired or sleepy
  • Nausea or upset stomach
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Restlessness
  • Abnormal muscle movements, including tremor, shuffling, and uncontrolled involuntary movements
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Increased cough/runny nose

In short-term bipolar mania clinical studies, 4.9% of GEODON-treated patients gained significant weight (7% or more of body weight) vs 3.3% for placebo.

In a long-term bipolar maintenance clinical study, patients who tolerated GEODON plus lithium or valproate (Depakote®) for 10-16 weeks were either continued on GEODON or switched to placebo for up to 6 months. During these six months, 5.6% of patients in both groups gained significant weight. These results do not include patients who did not complete the study.

In short-term schizophrenia clinical studies, 10% of GEODON-treated patients gained significant weight vs 4% for placebo.

GEODON Indications

GEODON is a prescription medicine. It is used to treat acute manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder. GEODON is also used as maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder when added to lithium or valproate (Depakote) and to treat schizophrenia. For full symptoms and diagnostic criteria, see the
DSM-IV-TR® (2000). GEODON may increase the risk of changes to your heart rhythm. In some cases these types of changes can be fatal though it is unknown whether this is the case with GEODON. It is important to talk to your doctor about this potential side effect, as your doctor may consider a different medicine first.

GEODON® (ziprasidone HCl) is a prescription medicine. It is used to treat acute manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder. GEODON is also used as maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder when added to lithium or valproate (Depakote®) and to treat schizophrenia. For full symptoms and diagnostic criteria, see the DSM-IV-TR® (2000). GEODON may increase the risk of changes to your heart rhythm. In some cases these types of changes can be fatal though it is unknown whether this is the case with GEODON. It is important to talk to your doctor about this potential side effect, as your doctor may consider a different medicine first.
GEODON® (ziprasidone HCl) is a prescription medicine. It is used to treat acute manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder. GEODON is also used as maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder when added to lithium or valproate (Depakote®) and to treat schizophrenia. For full symptoms and diagnostic criteria, see the DSM-IV-TR® (2000). GEODON may increase the risk of changes to your heart rhythm. In some cases these types of changes can be fatal though it is unknown whether this is the case with GEODON. It is important to talk to your doctor about this potential side effect, as your doctor may consider a different medicine first.
GEODON is a prescription medicine. It is used to treat acute manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder. GEODON is also used as maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder when added to lithium or valproate (Depakote®) and to treat schizophrenia. For full symptoms and diagnostic criteria, see the DSM-IV-TR® (2000). GEODON may increase the risk of changes to your heart rhythm. In some cases these types of changes can be fatal though it is unknown whether this is the case with GEODON. It is important to talk to your doctor about this potential side effect, as your doctor may consider a different medicine first.
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My doctor told me that GEODON has gone generic. Can I still get brand-name GEODON?
Yes. Although a generic form of GEODON is now available, you can continue your treatment with brand-name GEODON. With the GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card, you may pay less than you would otherwise pay for generic ziprasidone. Terms and conditions apply.
What does it mean that GEODON has “gone generic”?
Previously, only Pfizer could manufacture GEODON. Now other companies can manufacture a generic version of GEODON using the same main ingredient.

Although a generic form of GEODON is now available, you can continue your treatment with brand-name GEODON. With the GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card, you may pay less than you would otherwise pay for generic ziprasidone. Terms and conditions apply.
Can the GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card be used with the generic form of GEODON?
No. The Card can only be used toward the co-pay for brand-name GEODON.
Can I use the GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card for other medications I’m taking?
No. The Card can only be used toward the co-pay for brand-name GEODON.
I prefer brand-name GEODON. How can I ensure that the pharmacy doesn't give me a generic substitute?
When you receive your prescription, check that the bottle is labeled "GEODON." Tell your pharmacist or doctor that you prefer brand-name GEODON and discuss your options.
I requested the GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card. When should I get it?
You should receive the Card in the mail in 3 to 4 weeks.

If you printed a temporary card, you can start using it right away. No activation required.
How quickly can I use the GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card after it is activated?
Once you’ve activated the Card, it will be ready to use right away.

If you printed a temporary card, you can start using it right away. No activation required.
If I printed a temporary card, do I need to activate my permanent card when I receive it?
No. If you printed a temporary card, your permanent card will already be active when you receive it.
Can the pharmacist activate the Card for me?
No. The pharmacist cannot activate the GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card for you. Activate your card online or call
1-800-725-9655.

Keep your card and use it to save on future GEODON prescriptions. The Card is good for a maximum savings of $900 per calendar year. Offer expires 12/31/2015.
How much will I save on brand-name GEODON?
This card limits your prescription cost at a pharmacy to $4.00, subject to a $75 maximum monthly benefit. Thus, if your co-pay is more than $79, you pay $4 plus the amount over $79. [Example: if your co-pay is $100, you will pay $25 ($100- $75)].

Eligible patients who receive their prescription via a mail-order pharmacy program, for a 60-day supply, will save up to $150 and pay a minimum of $8. For a 90-day supply, patients will save up to $225 and pay a minimum of $12.

Keep your card and use it every time you fill your GEODON prescription. The Card is good for a maximum savings of $900 per calendar year. Offer expires 12/31/2015.
How does the GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card work at a retail pharmacy?
Every time you fill your GEODON prescription at a retail pharmacy, provide your GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card to the pharmacist. Eligible patients who use their card at a pharmacy will save up to $75 and pay a minimum of $4 per fill.

Keep your card and use it to save on future GEODON prescriptions. The Card is good for a maximum savings of $900 per calendar year. Offer expires 12/31/2015.
How often can the GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card be redeemed?
The GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card can be used once a month for a maximum savings of $900 per calendar year. Offer expires 12/31/2015.
Is there a minimum amount of capsules I need to purchase to use the GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card?
The minimum capsule quantity for redemption is 30 capsules.
My pharmacist was unable to process my GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card. How do I receive my reimbursement?
If you already filled your prescription, you can receive reimbursement via a mail-in rebate.
  • Make a copy of your pharmacy receipt (cash register receipt not valid)
  • Circle the product name, date, and price
  • Make a copy of the front of your GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card and write your name and address at the top
  • Mail these items to the address below:

GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card Program
14001 Weston Parkway Suite 103
Cary, NC 27513
I do not have prescription drug coverage or insurance. Can I still participate in the GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card offer?
Yes. Cash-paying eligible patients can use the GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card to purchase GEODON.
How does the GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card work for mail-order patients?
Mail-in redemptions have different terms and conditions than pharmacy redemptions. Patients who receive their prescription via a mail-order pharmacy program, for a 60-day supply, will save up to $150 and pay a minimum of $8. For a 90-day supply, patients will save up to $225 and pay a minimum of $12.

The Card is good for a maximum savings of $900 per calendar year. Offer expires 12/31/2015.

For each mail-order supply, you may request reimbursement via a mail-in rebate.
  • Make a copy of your pharmacy receipt (cash register receipt not valid)
  • Circle the product name, date, and price
  • Make a copy of the front of your GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card and write your name and address at the top
  • Mail these items to the address below:

GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card Program
14001 Weston Parkway Suite 103
Cary, NC 27513
Can I use the GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card in conjunction with other rebates?
No. The GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card cannot be combined with any other rebate/coupon, free trial, or similar offer on the same prescription.
How can I stop all further contact relating to the GEODON $4 Co-Pay Card and use of my information?
Send a written request to:

Pfizer
PO Box 29387
Mission, KS 66201-9618

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Is the GEODON Staying on Track Education Program (STEPs) still available?
We’re sorry. GEODON STEPs is no longer available. You can continue to use GEODON.com as an educational resource. This site offers a wealth of information on treatment with GEODON, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, as well as a variety of treatment tools.