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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 4 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 ...

Elderly parent in a nursing home. Taking five meds with same purpose. Can this harm her?

Posted 25 Mar 2018 by Lindaabb3y 4 answers

My mother in law is in a nursing home and is having some issues they have her on the medications and I am concern because she depressed, sleeping a lot, and not eating well. Here are the meds: Cymbalta, Mobic, Zanaflex, Mirapex, Tylenol Seen like a lot of the same purposes of medicines.

My parent got amphet salt 20mg and is 62 is that safe? I think she should see another dr.?

Posted 19 Jan 2018 by Krowbar 1 answer

I know its not my business I am just concerned my Mom is healthy what causes ADHD in elderly?

Trazodone - is trazadone better to give to a elderly patient with (late-stage alzheimers);&?

Posted 2 Jan 2018 by JohnD Gaffney 0 answers

My Mom has late-stage alzheimers and she's sundowning between the hours of 3-5 in the afternoon & she's on Seroquel. I want to know if (trazadone) is better then Seroquel

Elderly mother & apixaban?

Posted 4 Nov 2017 by Scooby do 1 answer

My mother is 82 years old bed bound & has been taking warfarin which has been thinning her blood too much . The GP has suggested apixaban 5mg twice a day .I'm very nervous and concerned about this drug should I be ?

Why isn't what the drug treats on every bottle?

Posted 4 Dec 2017 by HDH304 0 answers

I don't understand why the label doesn't say what the drug treats. I help an elderly legally blind lady with a talking prescription reader which is a great device but it doesn't tell her what the Rx is for! How are patients (and caregivers) supposed to memorize these difficult drug ...

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?

Calmoseptine, can I mix a little Vaseline for pressure sores on elderly persons bottom?

Posted 3 Aug 2017 by CaregiverMom3 0 answers

It sticks to her brief when I pull it down and pulls off new skin, then we have to start all over again. It looks worse than when we started using it. She is not able to do anything but sit all day, sleeps in a lift-chair, too heavy to lie down to sleep, cannot sleep on side anyway and will not go ...

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.

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