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Does Quetiapine Help In Curing Alzheimer's Disease?

My husband has severe-late stage alzheimers, his family doctor gave him quetiapine for anxiety, but I was reading about the drug and it says for bi-polar, schizophrenia,, he does does not have those, so is this drug save for alzheimers anxiety and help sleep
Thu, 7 Nov 2019
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Hello,

Quetiapine is an antipsychotic drug and should be used if there was a correct diagnosis from the Neurologist for the presence of psychotic symptoms.

If the diagnosis was anxiety, the use of anxiolytic drugs such as citalopram, for example, maybe beneficial to reduce anxiety and to improve sleep.

So, the treatment should be decided by the Neurologist after a correct diagnosis.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical
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Does Quetiapine Help In Curing Alzheimer's Disease?

Hello, Quetiapine is an antipsychotic drug and should be used if there was a correct diagnosis from the Neurologist for the presence of psychotic symptoms. If the diagnosis was anxiety, the use of anxiolytic drugs such as citalopram, for example, maybe beneficial to reduce anxiety and to improve sleep. So, the treatment should be decided by the Neurologist after a correct diagnosis. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical