My father is unable to sleep at night and becomes very agitated. He has dementia. Seroquel or risperdol are either appropriate to help with this issue.
Hi, although Seroquel can be used successfully to aid sleep, personally, i wouldn't recommend it for this reason, as it is a strong psychotropic medication and can be subject to a lot of unwanted side effects. If the benefits outweigh the 'risks', such as using it in cases of Bipolar or BPD, then i would review it differently...
We have found with my Dad who suffers from dementia/alzheimers that seroquel gave him bad side affects so we do not take that med anymore. For my Dad's restlessness and sleeplessness we use over the counter melatonin, combined with a tylenol pm or if it is really bad he takes the prescription medication Trazodone. The prescription med works very well with no side affects. We try to stay away from as many prescription meds that have side affects as possible but, there are somethings which prescription meds must be used for.
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