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What is the best drug for enhancing appetite for my elderly father?

Posted 8 Jan 2012 by banjoe 4 answers

My father had esophagus cancer some eight years ago and lost a lot of weight. He can only eat small amounts at each meal and almost everything causes sever acid reflex. As a result he has conditioned himself to only eat those things that don't cause him pain, all of which have no nutritional ...

Lidoderm - Can the patch be used more than 12 hours at a time. What about continuous?

Posted 26 Aug 2013 by delmarw 3 answers

Elderly lady has people coming in to apply patch but but not always around 12 hrs later. Plus... patient wants to use it continuously.

Is trazodone safe for elderly dementia patient? does it help with anxiety?

Posted 26 Jun 2013 by unhappyinnursinghome 3 answers

My mom is 96years old and in a wheelchair. She is very unhappy with her life in a nursing home. She has high anxiety and extreme nervous energy and is bored, but nursing home activities do not interest her nor television. Can Trazodone help with all this along with helping her to sleep? She is ...

Hydrocodone 10-325 doses?

Posted 13 May 2014 by r123 1 answer

I am caring for my elderly mother 86, she takes Hydrocodone 10-325. The label says 1/2 to 1 pill every four hours as needed. But then I read that exceeding 325mg of acetaminophen can cause severe liver damage. What's the deal?

Administer docusate 100mg or fish oil capsule?

Posted 4 Jan 2017 by yohanna2004 0 answers

What is the best way to administer medication like docusat 100mg, or fish oil capsule for elderly person wit Dysphagia? We crush other medications. Thanks.

Is tramadol safe for an elderly greyhound having muscle weakness in his hind end?

Posted 1 Nov 2016 by TrudyAdams 1 answer

He is falling down and having difficulty keeping his balance due to weakness in the hind end. He is almost 14 years old which is elderly for a greyhound. Would there be something else that would be more beneficial to help his weakness and possibly pain?

Constipation - what do you do for elderly with no motility in the bowels, fecal matter just sits in?

Posted 8 Aug 2016 by donW1960 0 answers

... there, person is 91 with dementia, on hospice.

Cephalexin - Can my 85yr old grandmother take keflex 500mg for her u.t.i???

Posted 2 Jul 2016 by Bianca1129 0 answers

I really need to know because she is having u.t.i's and its very bad in the elderly when they have a u.t.i... it always scares me. She vomits and does not have the normal signs that younger women get when then get a u.t.i. I know that keflex is a very strong antibiotic and just want to get ...

Is it safe for an elderly dementia patient to take Zyprexa?

Posted 29 Jun 2016 by boobey1 1 answer

My mother, who is diagnosed as having dementia, was recently placed in a nursing home. Recently, she became physically aggressive with a nursing home faculty member. Thereafter, she was seen by the nursing home's psychiatrist who prescribed her Zyprexa. After reading information, on your ...

Is there an over the counter med that replaces cepalexin?

Posted 19 Oct 2014 by MOLLY100 1 answer

Is there something at Walmart [over the counter] that I can use instead of cephalexin. I am on a fixed income and elderly and can't afford the script for my dog. He has hotspots.

Paroxetine - please advise as to :long term use of the drug in the elderly :ie age 69 ?

Posted 2 May 2016 by 16950bkg 2 answers

user 69 year old female treated for depression also suffers from C.O.P.D due to previous childhood tuberculosis causing lung scarring.

Tamsulosin - Is Flomax given for elderly male incontinence?

Posted 5 Apr 2016 by LauraR25 0 answers

My father is 99 and has a minimum problem with incontinence when he stands up. His Dr. has prescribed Flomax for this problem- but everything I read about this drug seems to indicate the opposite problem-making you go too much! He is also on a number of other meds for his heart condition. Is this ...

Helminthic Infection - How long can whip worms live in humans? Can they live in people from?

Posted 21 Apr 2016 by SpaceChick 0 answers

... childhood through older adults? If contracted as a child how long can whipworm remain until elderly?

What can I use for severe constipation?

Posted 22 Mar 2016 by BeCox 0 answers

I had an impaction last week and it was relieved after 2 fleets enemas. I went to the bathroom for 2 days following that day. I have been on Pericolace 100 mg at bedtime up to 2 days ago now I take the pills 3 times a day plus Miralax at night. I haven't pooped in 6 days since then. I had a ...

Can risperidone cause ( hemorrhagic ) stroke in elderly people without dementia?

Posted 29 Feb 2016 by Mobic 0 answers

I know risperidone increases the risk of stroke in elderly people but what type of stroke? Is it only ischemic? Or it increases the risk of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke?

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