The neurologist just put my husband on Seroquel along with Namenda and Aricept. I really wonder if there are folks who have had this same situation and how the patient reacted. Did it help or hinder?
Atypical Antipsychotic Agents (Includes Seroquel) ↔ Dementia
Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility
Applies to: Dementia
Elderly patients with dementia- related psychosis treated with antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death, mostly from cardiovascular (e.g., heart failure, sudden death) or infectious (e.g., pneumonia) causes. A causal relationship with antipsychotic use has not been established. In controlled trials, treatment with some atypical antipsychotic drugs was also associated with an increased risk of cerebrovascular adverse events (e.g., stroke, transient ischemic attack), including fatalities, in elderly patients with dementia- related psychosis. These agents are not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia- related psychosis.
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