Skip to Content

Join the 'Elderly' group to help and get support from people like you.

Elderly Questions


We found 67 questions associated with the 'Elderly' topic.

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.

Should people with Fibromyalgia have handicapped parking stickers for their auto's?

Posted 3 Dec 2012 by MacIntosh12 16 answers

I see a LOT of people who just seem to be morbidly obese taking up handicapped spaces. Shouldn't those people be walking the extra few yards, and the elderly be given the privilege of parking close to a store? Also, the truly handicapped, people in wheelchairs, or using walkers! THEY should ...

Would it show up in a urine test?

Posted 13 Nov 2011 by lady from T.O. 3 answers

I might have to take a urine test for a job I might get. This is all very iffy, as I just heard about the job-working the elderly. I haven't even seen a person or sent a resume and my mind is already racing! If all this happens, I might be taking a urine test some time early next week. Now, ...

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 ...

Neurontin - How safe is this drug for elderly people?

Posted 21 Jan 2011 by debraplus1 4 answers

My mom is 83, has had coronary bypass but is doing well from that. She has a degenerating spine and eroding discs as well as arthritis, but has many side effects from most pain meds. She sees a chiropractor with some relief, but needs something to take for severe back and hip pain.

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.

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?

Does anyone have any experience with remeron - 15 mg used for weight gain in elderly parent?

Posted 9 Jan 2013 by the daughter 4 answers

My mom is in a nursing home. She is 90 and weighs 90. In the last year she has lost 12 pounds. Issues with feeding and meal prep play into this scene as well. She is anxious about eating and loss of weight. I want to do right thing without drugging her up. Her health is frail, attitude good. I see ...

Ativan - can it cause constipation in the Elderly?

Posted 5 Jan 2014 by tony469nz 2 answers

My Elderly mother of 87years has been on Oxazepam for many years, but recently was switched to Lorazpam and now gets Constipation very serverly somes times. She had no problems when she was on Oxazepam. She now lives in a rest home. and not so active as she was when living in her home about 12 ...

Hello. I was just given the medication Cymbalta 60 mg. To start. I have depression and anxiety...

Posted 25 May 2018 by LizStone73 4 answers

... problems. I'm worried about starting this new meds. Not sure when would be the best time to take it. I have to get up in the middle of the night with an elderly friend help her to the bathroom. My emotions are all over the place. I'm not sure if this one is good for me? Please help

Can Anger/Rage be a lithium side effect?

Posted 3 Aug 2013 by SeroEffex 3 answers

I've been on 200mg Seroquel ER and 225mg Effexor XR for 8 years now and high functioning stable. Do to the high stress of caring for my elderly mother, my moods were beginning to shift, the ups & downs getting just a bit to roller coastery for my liking. Dr prescribed 300mg Lithium ...

Is Ritalin good for elderly patients for anxiety and depression?

Posted 16 Jul 2011 by dickydean 2 answers

She had her 1st TIA on 1/30/11 and the Neurologist changed it to a siezure after the EEG. She has been on Depakote 500mg at night along with Ativan 10mg. and in the morning she takes Depakote 250mg and Peroxatine 20mg. She had a total hip replacement on 4/15/11 and 3 days in hospital and moved to ...

I am concerned about my elderly parents taking oxycodone and amitriptaline?

Posted 7 Sep 2012 by PattiA24 4 answers

They don't believe oxycodone is the same as oxycontin.

Neurontin: helpful for ocular migraine aura?

Posted 15 May 2014 by Auracle 3 answers

Almost two years ago I became very stressed and continue to be (caring for an very elderly parent) and began having episodes of ocular migraine: vision was disrupted for about 30 minutes and then resolved, (no traditional head pain), there was one incident of total blackout in one eye. Episodes ...

Page 1 2 3 4 5 Next

Ask a Question

Search this Group