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Is melatonin safe for dementia patients with afib

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
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
Dr. Alan Steinberg
37 years experience Psychiatry
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
Dr. Robert Henson
31 years experience Cardiology
Sure: Sure

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience Geriatrics
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
33 years experience Geriatrics
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. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: No bad effects.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
24 years experience Geriatrics
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. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
There is: effective treatment for this arrhythmia and a reason for it should be sought! That being said Melatonin is safe although it's effectiveness varies fr ... Read More
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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Check with doctor: Vistaril 50 mg can be combined with 10 mg of melatonin.
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
Arterial noninvasive: The 5th toe gangrene could be caused by an embolus or from severe peripheral vascular disease. To make that determination easily the patient needs an ... Read More
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
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
26 years experience Internal Medicine
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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Dr. James Lin
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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 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes, this is a: reasonable combination of medications but one would like to be certain that any reversible causes of the HTN have been evaluated and treated. Renal ar ... Read More
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