Can Ziprasidone make you less hungry than usual

I am taking a higher dose of Ziprasidone and notice that my hunger has become very low. Can Ziprasidone lead to weight loss? I don’t mean whether Ziprasidone induces weight loss by replacing an antipsychotic, but whether it reduces weight in its own right?

I sometimes lost weight on higher meds because I had less stress and ate less because of it. Less symptoms.

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I was fine, but I wasn’t feeling too hungry on Ziprasidone. I started taking it without food, and some symptoms came back. I have raised the dose for now-- I am well. I don’t think it is the higher dose making me feel better that is causing the hunger to subside. I have read research that as a group people lose weight on Ziprasidone, but I am not sure if the reason for weight loss in the trial was switching antipsychotic medication, or it was Ziprasidone itself that led to weight loss in people who were medication-free before starting therapy.

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Ziprasidone made me dread food because you have to take it with 500 calories and I was taking it twice a day. So I think I lost weight because I didn’t want to eat as much

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I wish this was the case for me, but it’s not.


Sorry to say this. But large doses
Of Geodon makes food untasted.

Not for me. No issues.

When I said large doses I meant 240 mg and above. At 160 mg Ziprasidone that I take now I find most foods very tasty.

Ziprasidone is known to cause less hunger/cravings. You should always count your calories anyway to maintain weight

Some people have lost weight on Ziprasidone. I take it twice a day, 20mg in the morning and 80mg at night. I haven’t lost too much weight on it. I have to really restrict my calories to lose weight on it. I have no appetite on it though. So restricting calories is easy.

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