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Looking for Info on adjusting to Seroquel
My MiL started Seroquel on Friday. We are giving it to her just once a day (8:30pm) and the dose is 25mg.
The first night she slept very well. Then we have seen behavior that could be related to the med change, or it could just be the disease. We are recording our observations and giving it 2-3 weeks before making any judgments.
I'm looking for feedback on those that have experience in how it worked on their LO's. What behaviors did you see? How long did it take to work? Is anyone else just using it once a day? Did anyone have to stop because it wasn't working at all, or caused other problems?
Thanks in advance,
I'll jump right in. Not sure how helpful this will be but my dmil is on 200 mg of Seriquel, 100 mg 2x a day. She seems to be fine on it and I think initially it helped her sleep through the night. We are having major issues with her behavior now and have added Kalonapin (sp) We have been playing with the amounts with that but she is on about 3 mg a day of the kalonapin. We are going to see her Neuro on Monday the 18th and we will see if we should up the seriquel... or kalonapin.... or both. It is all so very difficult.
Thanks for the reply. Did your MiL start at that dose, or over a period increase up to it?
Also, was the behavior changes right away or has she been on it for while and just now you are seeing a change?
Her primary told us that the drug is meant to be given twice a day, but she didn't want her to be too sedated and at more of a fall risk than she already is, so we are starting just in the evening. This disease is so strange and the brain is complex. If she is at her daycare program (3 times a week) she is awake and can follow most of their activities. It wears her out for sure, but when she is at home the other days, she will doze off in her chair throughout the day.
My DH ( stage 5/6 )started on Seroquil 2 1/2 weeks ago. He's been taking a very low dose.....1/2 of a 25 mg. tablet..... to see how he tolerates it. He takes it once daily, in the evening.
At this point, I haven't noticed anything different. Hopefully, when he's at the full dose, it'll kick in....perhaps cut down on his ( sun-downing) pacing and sleep better ....