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... Transderm patch is for nausea and there are a number of medications you can not use with it including Trazodon which is a good medication for mild agitation. One of the drugs you are not supposed to use with the transderm patch is Lorazapam! It is in the same class of drugs with Xanax, Ativan, and Valium. Seroquel is another drug they use for dementia agitation and that is... (1 replies)
... Some take statin with no difficulty... I have a sister that takes it and I think she is ok ;) It is just one of the nasty side effects that can happen. With Cholesterol being brain food, and statin reducing the levels while not doing anything significant to prevent plaque in the short term... what's the point? COQ10 which prevent inflammation for me is a much better... (18 replies)
... Keep working with the doctors. Yes, they try the respidol first. That was the first one for Mom and Dad. They upped it a few times. Then both were changed to Remeron and Depakote. Yet the Respidol works for many. ... (37 replies)

... As for medication to take the edge off the agitation.... WOW. That is a journey. Dad did well on Seroquel and Respidol but Xanax and Ativan were like giving him agitation medication. He was much easier to deal with than Mom... and as long as Mom was happy Dad was happy. ... (8 replies)
Five weeks later..
Jul 19, 2010
... Well, it's been 5 weeks now since mom fell and broke her hip. She has been in rehab for 4 weeks. Her Assisted Living facility originally said they want her back like she was before ...walking...going to bathroom on her own. Ain't gonna happen. Not for awhile at least. Rehab is not the place for someone with Alzheimers. As we have often found, they do not understand... (23 replies)
Nursing home blues
Jul 13, 2010
... Corky, you might want to try some medication other than Seroquel and Respidol with the PRN Ativan for the agitation and combativeness. That is what Mom was on when she ended up in the Psych Unit for just what you mentioned. ... (8 replies)
Good Morning
Jul 2, 2010
... I found out her low dosage of Respidol is a baby dose. The nurse told me they just want to calm her and if it doesn't do the trick I am hoping they will up it! ... (76 replies)
Good Morning
Jul 1, 2010
... at 9 in the morning and 5 at night. I don't know anything at all about respidol but good god I hope it works! I am afraid at some point they will put her in a psych ward like they did your mom , Deb. ... (76 replies)
Post stroke news
Mar 20, 2010
... they have both been on along with Depakote. Mom is also on an anti depressant which seems to do well for her. I am trying to remember which ones does what.... Respidol is an anti psychotic. Seroquel is for bipolar depression. Depakote is actually a seizure medication but is also used for the manic plase of bipolar disorder. ... (35 replies)
The falls continue
Jan 29, 2010
... there talking to him while they did the scan successful. But he was in full blown delusions by the time we got back to the ER. I finally insisted they get his respidol and got it into him with a popsicle back up. ... (44 replies)
Rough day today.
Jan 28, 2010
... I agree with you deb. Although my husband just changed her out without talking about it. So we are on the road and will see what happens. I am taking her to the Nueorologist and then to get xrays on her knees. Do you ever get tired Deb of hauling them around and around. I feel overwhelemed ar all these apts and trips. Yesterday two trips hours apart and then no rest for me. I... (345 replies)
Rough day today.
Jan 27, 2010
... a hand full of samples and kick backs. So if you have something that is working hang on to it. I have heard good things about the Trazadone though. Dad is on Respidol and Seroquel which is evidently a typical treatment. As soon as the blood test is back I am going to have further discussion about reducing some of these meds. ... (345 replies)
Rough day today.
Jan 15, 2010
... THanks Deb. We have found a great doc. but as you the psych has NOT done her any good! She repeats what she thinks the doc has said. She was upset that this new doc was talking to me rather then her (she thinks) but she really wasn't listening. The doc seems to be very caring and has ran several tests on her. Her heart has weakened and she seems to be failing. But I don't... (345 replies)
Rough day today.
Jan 14, 2010
... Frustrated, yes a small difference in dosage can make a big difference in behavior. The other thing you have to remember is that the body will adjust to the medication. If they are a little sleepy at first that will usually wear off. It absolutely did with mom. Dad was on Respidol, his dosage reduced, and he started throwing water pitchers and other inappropriate responses... (345 replies)
Rough day today.
Jan 14, 2010
... She is perscribed 2 a day (4 mg total) And we cut the dose to 3 mg and she is a BITCH! :mad:She won't do anything for anyone! i AM going to call the doc and let her know. I just wish there was another med to take it's place. I can't beleive that 1 mg makes that big of a differance.:confused:: Deb did you ever take your mom to a neorologist? what is the point of taling her to... (345 replies)
Rough day today.
Jan 13, 2010
... Frustrated... wsa your Mom on respidol before and if so how much. Is this added medication or reducing the dosage? ... (345 replies)
... We had decreased his respidol after the head injury because of how much he was sleeping. Recently he has become more and more awake. ... (8 replies)
Just checking in
Oct 18, 2009
... Dad is still sleeping. He is a bit more awake at times then he was when he came back from the hospital and has had a few evenings of agitation since the respidol was reduced. We are just waiting to see a pattern after he settles down. ... (5 replies)
Dr visit
Sep 25, 2009
... I'm still researching the wheel chair. As of today Dad is a little better since we reduced his respidol. At least he's getting up and sleeping instead of staying in bed :) Love, deb (25 replies)
Dr visit
Sep 22, 2009
... ctor's' today. Dad didn't get out of bed until after lunch and we wre all but late for the doctor. He was appropriately drowsey at the office. We have cut his respidol in half as of last Friday. ... (25 replies)

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