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Is melatonin safe for dementia patients with afib?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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 breakdown from the illness itself; at times from poor sleep hygiene; at times from meds or alcohol; at times from a sleep disorder such as apnea; can be from depression;; so important to first try to get to the cause.
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In brief: 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 breakdown from the illness itself; at times from poor sleep hygiene; at times from meds or alcohol; at times from a sleep disorder such as apnea; can be from depression;; so important to first try to get to the cause.
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Dr. Alan Steinberg
Dr. Alan Steinberg
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

But, it can increase the sedation associated with tranquilizers and anti-psychotics that some alzheimer's patients take and it can potentiate the heart rate slowing effect of verapamil that some atrial fibrillation patients take.

In brief: Yes

But, it can increase the sedation associated with tranquilizers and anti-psychotics that some alzheimer's patients take and it can potentiate the heart rate slowing effect of verapamil that some atrial fibrillation patients take.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Robert Henson
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sure

Sure

In brief: Sure

Sure
Dr. Robert Henson
Dr. Robert Henson
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