Doctor insights on:
Alzheimers And Paxil
What is the antidepresant with less side effects for an advance altzheimer's patient? She is taking 15mg buspar. Should she quit Buspar before starting an antidepresant such as paxil?
Meds in Dementia: Usually in dementia, major issues are lack of energy, motivation, apathy, pleasure, low dose Dopamine enhancing medications may work better such as wellbutrin (safe for heart but increase risk of seizure with higher dose), ritalin buspar and Paxil are somewhat similar in the sense they enhance serotonin, Paxil may have a greater anticholinergic side effect and sedation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paxil is an ssri antidepressant approved for treatment of unipolar (as opposed to bipolar) depression as well as a variety of anxiety-spectrum conditions. It carries a relatively greater risk of medication interactions & is considered to be less safe for a developing fetus as compared to some other antidepressants. All antidepressants have risk of emergent suicidal ...Read more
Yes: Out of the ssri medications, Paxil (paroxetine) seems to be the one most common to contribute to weight gain (and this is on the fda adverse reaction list for this medication. Other ssris such as Prozac and zoloft do not have weight gain listed by fda as possible adverse reaction. Talk with your provider to consider alternatives if this concerns you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Consistent picture: Gold standard might implicate a pet scan showing classical metabolic changes in appropriate brain areas. Spinal fluid studies would confirm the disorder. The clinical picture develops without other explanation. Mental status testing reveals progressive declines without reversal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inquire at hdqtrs: I've heard that some large chain pharmacies like CVS, Rite-aid, etc. do this via computer communication. Contact one of them online or phone to ask about their policy and which States do or don't participate and have your Rx be filed electronically. It'll tale management and planning, but may be possible. Happy trails to you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Keep a dialog open with the doctor of your spouse. Home is a great place as long as both of you are safe and healthy. If you are both clean, well fed and safe, then all is well. If either of you or your spouse are not 'keeping up' then you want to start talking about getting help. Taking care of your spouse cannot be at the expense of your health, so keep the dialog w/ doctors open and honest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It does: The exact mechanism is not known, but people with alzheimer's who do low-moderate level aerobic exercise (like a stationary bike or treadmill) daily have slower disease progression, less anger/anxiety and fewer complication than those who do not. Remember that the exercise must be supervised, especially for those with severe dementia, so that person does not get hurt or wander off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Is it safe to take paxil and oxycodone for pain control?
- Paxil and zoloft together
- Is there any connection between blue eyes and alzheimer's disease?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Alzheimers and klonopin
- Is there a relation between asperger and alzheimer's?
- Paxil and cymbalta together
- Alzheimers and xanax
- Talk to a geriatrician online for free