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Anyone Notice Strange Behavior After Staring Donepizal?

Anyone Notice Strange Behavior After Staring Donepizal?

My mother has been on a week and a half and since last weekend her mood has been awful, in controllable fits of crying. She seems more co fused than usual. Her doctor did not seem concerned.

posted about 5 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

What is avtist? I can find no drug by that Nand. Did you mean atavan?

posted about 5 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

That med caused my husband to have upset stomach and dehydration. the Namenda caused really bad aggression. Now he is on nothing for Alzheimers except meds as necessary to calm aggression, which he has not needed recently.

posted about 5 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My mom has been taking Nuedextal (a drug for outbursts of uncontrollable laughing or crying, PBA disorder) and it has absolutely helped. Her weeping spells were cut down dramatically both in frequency and in duration. I do need to say that it has shown to not work quite as well now. However, she still is crying much less frequently than she used to (around 30% compared). She has been on the med for nearly 2 years Ask the doctor. There may also be a no-cost program available thru the manufacturers.

posted about 5 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Ask the doctor. Is it the med. I know when they gave jim. Avtist. It made him hyper and if supposed to. Calm him. Down. It did the opposite

posted about 5 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband had this issue. His physician suggested Neudexa for pseudobulbar affect which can cause uncontrollable crying and which is common in individuals with dementia. It worked. Also check for physical causes such as a urinary tract infection which can deeply affect dementia patients. Once treated they often get better.

posted about 5 years ago
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