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Is melatonin safe for dementia patients with afib

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes: But, it can increase the sedation associated with tranquilizers and anti-psychotics that some alzheimer's patients take and it can potentiate the hear... Read More
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Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 40 years experience
Prob: The question is whether we can figure out what is the cause of insomnia in a person with dementia---at times it can be caused by sleep architecture br... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 36 years experience
Yes: Melatonin has been studied recently for a natural treament for those with ad for both cognition as well as restoring better sleep. A starting dose on ... Read More
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Dr. Sowmya Kurtakoti
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unknown: No studies done with regards to melatonin and dementia.
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Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 36 years experience
There are studies: No studies specifically for afib and melatonin I am aware of, but many studies for melatonin in ad.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Geriatrics 27 years experience
Yes: Latest published studies showed that alzheimer's patients lack melatomin related metabolism in the body resulting sundowning effect. With the introduc... Read More
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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
Check with doctor: Vistaril 50 mg can be combined with 10 mg of melatonin.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
SSRI: I'd start with an anti-depressant from the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor group that have shown to be beneficial in cases of vascular dementia... Read More
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Safety: By itself Cipro (ciprofloxacin) should not affect your heart condition. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may interfere with some of the other drugs used to treat... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Urology 53 years experience
Ask your doctor now: You should bring this question to your prescribing doctor for any concern or possible misunderstanding since s/he knows more about your individual con... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Versed: The colonoscopy procedure will be fairly quick, but patients do need some sedation. Versed is frequently used, and is safe. It wears off very quickl... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Yes: If melatonin improves your sleep then it may even help type 2 diabetes. Getting at least 7 hours sleep per night helps with weight loss and thus blood... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
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Family Medicine 14 years experience
It is: Appropriate doses of melatonin are generally safe in diabetes and heart disease. It does slightly reduce clotting ability so is used with caution whe... Read More
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