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Can heart medications affect Alzheimer patients?

My mother is 98 years old,weight 40kg, suffering from alzaimers since last 4 years and she is heart patient since last 20 years.Suddenly,she had irregular heartbeats .My doctor gave her cordarone x 200mg ,Lanoxin .25mg,Ivabrad 5.Heartbeat is becoming regular but her eyes are closed for last two days,she is unconsious ,unable to take liquid orally,can not speak.Is there any side effect
Thu, 10 Dec 2020
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

I think she needs to be taken to the hospital because if she is drowsy, there are chances of aspiration which can be fatal. Please take her to the hospital immediately.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mohammed Abdul Nasir, Internal Medicine Specialist
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Can heart medications affect Alzheimer patients?

Hi, I think she needs to be taken to the hospital because if she is drowsy, there are chances of aspiration which can be fatal. Please take her to the hospital immediately. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Mohammed Abdul Nasir, Internal Medicine Specialist