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Suggest an alternative of Seroquel for the treatment of Alzheimer s disease

My 90 yr old Mom, who is in a skilled nursing care facility, suffers from Alzheimer s and has become combative with staff. The facility started Seroquel Dec 6 and increased it Dec 21. She takes other meds for high blood pressure, cholesterol, depression, etc. I ve read that Seroquel and other anti-psychotic drugs are not approved by FDA for treatment of behavioral disorders in patients with Dementia. Can you recommend other medications that might help this situation? Thank you, KMiller
Mon, 16 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Seroquel is one of the most common drug which is prescribed in behavioral disturbances in dementia. It can be increased gradually till the symptoms subside. Though not approved by FDA there are ample amount of studies which are done in which it has been proved useful. Be in regular follow up to look for side effects. This drug has a propensity to increase sleep so its advisable to give higher doses in night time.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards,
Dr. Rohit Kothari
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Suggest an alternative of Seroquel for the treatment of Alzheimer s disease

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Seroquel is one of the most common drug which is prescribed in behavioral disturbances in dementia. It can be increased gradually till the symptoms subside. Though not approved by FDA there are ample amount of studies which are done in which it has been proved useful. Be in regular follow up to look for side effects. This drug has a propensity to increase sleep so its advisable to give higher doses in night time. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Rohit Kothari