... 50 mg. at night for about 3 yrs. Initially she started taking it because she was experiencing delusions and vivid dreams. We're not sure what was causing these delusions at the time. She had been on Aricept for a short time. We'd like to take her off of Seroquel completely. It's expensive and we're not sure it's needed. How do we know? Is this advised? What information do you have using Seroquel for Alzheimer's related symptoms?
Seroquel is used "Off Label" for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. I don't know much about the benefits but the link below has a report on a study done. You may find this useful.
You should talk to her doctor because most physicians won't give Seroquel to elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis (such as Alzheimers) because it can cause hllucinations and increased agitation/agression. It can also cause an increase in the risk of death from cardiovascular disease or infection. If her doctor doesn't listen to your concerns, I'd be sure to get a second opinion. Good luck.
- Seroquel Information for Consumers
- Seroquel Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Seroquel (detailed)
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