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Newest Numbers on Seroquel Just In
Here we go. I have posted how this drug has initially proven to be a lifesaver for me and my mom (In dealing with the "Sundowning" sitch). So, I didn't do much research into this drug I guess because it was such a horrible issue, and I was just glad to hear this might be the answer to my prayers. And it seems to be!!
Today, I go in and get a refill at the hospitals pharmacy and you know they enclose tons of paperwork with the medications which I rarely read because I go over everything with her doctor. For some reason, today I read through every page.
The very first thing, very first sentence of the very first paragraph...
Risk of death in the elderly with dementia. Medicines like quetiapine tablets can increase the risk of death in elderly people who have memory loss (dementia). This tablet is not for treating psychosis in the elderly with dementia.
What? Am I supposed to decide...I don't even know what to decide or what to think. I'm lost in a drug nightmare. What am I supposed to do?
I too have read all the Seroquel collateral provided by the pharmacy, reviewed with PCP and completed significant independent research. Critical to remember, the information is written by the FDA, is written to cover a multitude of scenarios.
For me, Seroquel is providing my LO comfort. We (PCP and family) keep increasing the dosing as needed, we are comfortable with the risk issues. Sadly, factually my LO with eventually die from LBD (Lewy Body Dementia).
The number of available Rx for Dementia sufferers are limited. Again for me, I'll take the risks and do what I can to provide comfort for my LO.
You're right. The alternative is worse. I panic... all the time nowadays.
You're right. Hate this. All of this
I'm glad the meds are working for both you and your mother. I know what you mean by unmanageable. It's insane. It's like a bad dream we can't wake from.