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Suggest treatment for side effects of Ativan

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Dr. Erion Spaho

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Posted on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 in Brain and Spine
Question: Can Ativan cause agression in Alzheimers?

Ativan was given prn to start, which was sproratic and at the decresion of the nurse in charge. He is now on it as a regular medication daily.
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes, it's possible.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

The answer to your question is straightforward, yes, aggressive behavior is one of the possible side effects of Ativan use.

If the aggressive behavior is problematic, discuss with the Doctor that prescribed it about the possibility of changing the drug.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.
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