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Has alzheimers, dementia, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease. On atorvastatin. Help?

I am a student at Bow Valley College doing a Health Care Aide program. I am doing practical and I have to Reseach a clients medication. I need to find out what these medications are for and the side affects for this client.
ASA CHEW 80 mg daily ATORVASTATIN 10 MG - CALCIUM ELEMENTAL [CARB] CHEW- CHOLECALCIFEROL [VITAMIN D] - LANSOPRAZOLE RD [ PREVACID FasTab] 30 MG - LISINOPRIL [ZESTRIL
PRINIVIL,APO-METOPROLOL] 5 MG -MELATONIN 3 MG - METOPROLOL [LOPRESOR,BETALOC,APO-METOPROLOL 25 MG -MIRTAZAPINE [REMERON,GEN-MIRTAZAPINE] 15 MG -POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL POWDER 17 GM -RISPERIDONE 1 MG -ZOPICLONE 3.75 MG -GLYCERIN 1 SUPP -LOPERAMIDE 2 MG
This client has Alzheimers, Dementia, Coronary artery disease and Peripheral vascular disease, I know this is a long list but I will be grateful to know about this. Thank-you!


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Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Hello
Welcome to HCM

Your clint has Alzheimer's disease, coronary artery disease, peripheral disease.
From available medicines I can tell you that he is taking following medicines-
- Atorvastatin is a lipid lowering agent. It is given for cases of atherosclerosis.
- Calcium elemental, cholecalciferol are given to supplement calcium and vitamin D in blood
- Lisinopril and metoprolol are given is cases of high blood pressure.
- Lansoprazole is an antacid medicine. It is a proton pump inhibitor. In your patient it is being prescribed to decrease gastric irritation due to so many drugs.
- Mirtazepine is an antidepressant medicine, it also improve sleep.
- Resperidone is an antipsychotic drug. It can be used in Dementia also in low doses.
- Zopiclone and melatonin are added in prescription for sleep problems.
- Loperamide is an anti motility drug. It is given to improve bowel motility.

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Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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