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  1. Husband has Alzheimer's and startng to wonder at 3 AM
    ... to take him off of it. He just simply has a 4:30 ativan and a prn ativan that is given when he needs it. ...

  2. Okay so here's the latest . . .
    ... a 45 minute to an hour battle. Dr. gave mother ativan prescription (lightest dose) since sister didn't want ... hand it to you. So everyone. We'll see how the ativan works. She's to give it to her when she's agitated...
    ... that you were there and could give the real story. Ativan works well for Dad and Mom takes it in combination...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ARICEPT

  3. Anybody live with a Control Freak?
    ... outburst. My dad was a bit that way at home and a PRN ativan or xanax worked wonders. My other suggestion is to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Xanax

  4. aggitation.... what to do
    ... mg of antidepressant was upped to 100 mg. Her PRN ativan was made a standing order with an additional PRN....

  5. Dear ladies, I need a sympathetic ear.......
    ... called the facility Friday afternoon and ordered a PRN Ativan after Mom called her. Mom called me yesterday to ... nversation. So I called the facility and requested her prn ativan and called Sister 4. That is when I found out it ... Even if we take the edge off her rants with the prn ativan as soon as the effects wear off she is right back...
    Medications also discussed in this post: namenda

  6. Mom's rants....
    ... stay there. She wanted to take Dad home to die. An Ativan or two (Dad's) later she calmed down but was still ... anger while he feeds off hers. I just hope the dual Ativan helped and tomorrow is another day. She has been...
    ... illogical reactions. My next question is.... why is Mom's ativan PRN and Dad's is not. Mom is the one that needs it...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ARICEPT namenda

  7. refusing to bathe.......help
    ... in a NH. The physician prescribe another dose of Ativan prior to the shower but that was hit and miss proposition...

  8. Please help me!
    ... who was so much better when she took her prescribed Ativan ; it was like night and day. I'm sorry your family...
    ... will go to speak with the doctor and inquire about ativan . thank you again. i am wondering if there is a local...

  9. Appt with memory clinic
    ... coaster your Mom is on. Something as simple as a prn ativan or xanax worked wonders for Dad. I am sure they are...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Xanax

  10. New with vasular dementia
    ... Xanax for those really anxious nights. Now he is on Ativan and Remeron along with the Namenda and Aricept. The...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ARICEPT Remeron Seroquel Xanax namenda

  11. Crying....
    ... fix) maybe it would help to try an anti-anxiety like Ativan (lasts two or three hours, maybe for occasional use...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Valium

  12. ALZ and depression
    ... have recently upped the dosage. She also has prn Ativan and a sleeping pill. Dad is also on Remeron and prn ... Ativan but doesn't need a sleeping pill.... he sleeps like...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Effexor Remeron

  13. Updates on - "Issues with family because of dad's AD"
    ... Seroquel 75 mg daily, and they've given him shots of Ativan 1 mg a few times already for his aggitation. Does ... that sound like it may be too much? The Ativan is because he became violent. I'm not sure what happened ... a pretty bad altercation. But they have given him Ativan for making banging noises and for coming out of his...
    ... Suicide as seroquel may not be suited to the patient. Ativan - is used to treat serious seizures that do not stop...
    ... but that is truly a low dose of the Seroquel and Ativan . As Martha says, the stress and the move are probably...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Depakote Seroquel Lorazepam Benzodiazepine

  14. Mom is in the hospital....and now violent!!
    ... seroquil, valproic acid (depakene), Chloral hydrate and ativan . He had previous experience with some of these meds...
    ... seroquil, valproic acid (depakene), Chloral hydrate and ativan . He had previous experience with some of these meds...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ARICEPT

  15. Very concerned About my father and the use of sedatives in care homes
    ... aggitation prior to the move. They changed the Xanax to Ativan and added Seroquel. For a while he was fine but then...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Seroquel Xanax

  16. New development..... wondering
    ... leg circulation. They took Dad off Remerol and Ativan because he was sleeping too much and then put him...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ARICEPT Fosamax Halcion Plavix Prilosec namenda

  17. I Need Some Answers
    ... dementia and put him on Seroquel in addition to the Ativan he was already on. He has not been combative since...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Seroquel

  18. Hoarding and family denial
    ... to help, maybe a mild anti-anxiety medication like Ativan or one of those would put his mind more at ease. ...

  19. Seroquel
    ... makes it worse. They changed his 4:30 PM Xanax to Ativan and that did not help. Now they have put him on Seroquel ... at 4:30 PM and Ativan at bedtime. Does anybody have any experience with...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Seroquel Xanax

  20. New to this board - question about Healthcare Provider Attitudes
    ... a nursing home and shortly after they took her off Ativan which she had been on for forty years and put her ... in person to tell them of her history of being on Ativan and that removal seemed somewhat pointless at her...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Seroquel

  21. cessation of aricept
    ... looking at Antianxiety med's ... Diazepam (aka Valium), Ativan (Lorazepam) and Serepax (Oxazepam) are all short acting...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diazepam Lithium Lorazepam Seroquel Tegretol Valium exelon oxazepam

  22. Nearing Stage 7....anyone????
    ... nursing home. Shes on risperidal, wellbutrin, and ativan to control her. She doesnt talk much, doesnt eat much...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Wellbutrin

  23. Dementia Romance
    ... private room (not liking to be alone), taking her off Ativan which she has been on for several decades (taken every ... start another thread regarding the withdrawal from Ativan ). We are not trying to stop her from seeing this...

  24. Needing Advice/Kind Words
    ... for eval. They lowered his depacot, and put him on ativan (spelling?) 24/7 to control his behaviour. He came...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zyprexa

  25. WHY would Dr. prescribe ATAVAN 3 times day
    ... answered your question. I am a nurse and am familiar with Ativan . It is an antianxiety drug and is normally given 2...
    ... and received the following medications: Risperdol, ativan , trazadone,and paxil.. they almost killed her. I ... has been confirmed by the state board of health. Ativan was given to her again at the new facility and once ... again put her over the edge. She has COPD and ativan should not be given to people with breathing disorders...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Paxil

  26. need to talk and get suggestions for help
    ... (a female hormone) for inappropriate behavior and Ativan 1mg as needed for agitation. What do I do now...
    ... a difference. There was a brief discusssion about ativan on an as needed basis but the final decision was that...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ARICEPT Seroquel namenda Prozac

  27. we really need some relief here
    ... night both. is there any help out there? she takes ativan , paxil, xanax, an iron pill, blood pressure pill and...
    ... jess 45 caring for my 83yr old mom in last stage AD. Ativan , zanex, ambein, all did not help our mom it really ... not listen to us and he kept putting her back on the ativan etc. I finally changed doctors and this one has helped...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ambien Paxil Xanax Celexa Depakote librium

  28. New with questions
    ... Her meds don't work to calm her either. she takes ativan , zanex , ambien, and to no avail she is still awake...
    ... Ativan , Zanex,and Ambien just drove my mother completely...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ambien Aspirin Depakote Trazodone librium

  29. Geriatric Psychiatric Hospital
    ... but mnthing and I mean nothing seems to calm him. Ativan does not calm him enough for sleep and sleeping pills...
    ... back... She is on Lexapro 20mg in the morning and .5 ativan and .5 risperdal at night. Ive instructed my Father ... to cut the night does of ativan and risperdal in halves, I want to wean her off it...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Risperdal Seroquel Lexapro

  30. medicine????
    ... evening. In the last 6 months of her life she was on ativan to help ease anxiety ( a little stronger than klonopin...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Klonopin Cymbalta

  31. No Sleep? What now?
    ... Has anyone prescribed trazadone or ativan? Ativan is a stronger anxiety medication that allows the person...
    ... I am sorry to tell you but ativan does not work either. I have been taking care of an ... then crashes. Her Dr. has her on 3 valume a day 1 ativan ambian, an anti depressant, with no avail. I feel...

  32. Weeping
    ... that would work here? As an example I can think of ATIVAN as one of the commonly used meds. It is absurd that...

  33. Crying all the time....
    ... route of sedatives but a small dose of something like Ativan or Restoril might help. Is there any way that you...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Restoril Zoloft

  34. Medicines
    ... s taking Namenda, 10 mg., twice a day, Lorazepam ( Ativan ) 0.5 mg (don't remember how often), Depakote, 500...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Alprazolam Depakote Lorazepam Xanax namenda

  35. Alz. Assisted Living to Where?
    ... live with me if I agreed (!), dad has been put on Ativan 2x a day to calm him down. Thanks to the dr., he...

  36. Best anti depressant for seniors with Alz
    ... .The dr did prescribe lexapro for nana along with ativan ..so nothings illegal..lol thats a :) for sure......
    ... acceptable drug for AD patients. But dr. did say Ativan is not good for AD (my mom's other dr was considering...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lexapro Seroquel

  37. Beginning... How are you?
    ... him and keep him in touch with reality. They tried Ativan but it only seemed to make him more confused. As far...
    Medications also discussed in this post: reminyl

  38. How to choose meds?
    ... broached the topic of meds last week, they put her on Ativan which seemed to work well. The geripsychiatrist...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Seroquel Xanax haldol

  39. Physical Therapy and Dementia??
    ... requested they try something to calm her. They put her on Ativan which worked but the psychiatrist who evaluated her ... might make some progress (we'd found the right dose of Ativan ), when she got mom to sit up we realized there was...
    Medications also discussed in this post: haldol

  40. Confusion after surgery
    ... to me and discontinued the various med orders (like Ativan , etc.) and he started to come out of it within 48...

  41. Too Soon He Is Gone
    ... and in pain, so was kept comfortable with demerol, ativan , and valium. His living will said no artificial nutrition...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Demerol Valium

  42. Just When You Think It's Bad It Gets Worse
    ... recertify her with hospice and told us to give her ativan because of her wild hallucinating and her HR was 120 ... could comfort her. We gave her another 1/2 ml of ativan about 5AM and about 6AM she finally went to a normal...

  43. new question?
    ... prescribed. Also, a mild anti-anxiety agent such as Ativan or BuSpar may be helpful. The key to treating...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ARICEPT Buspar Celexa Depakote Klonopin Paxil Remeron Risperdal Seroquel Zoloft Zyprexa exelon reminyl

  44. Is Marijuana a solution for dementia related agitation?
    ... after discontinuance. My mom was far more agitated on Ativan and later Buspirone, not to mention befuddled, than...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Effexor

  45. Mom's Memory
    ... pneumonia. Became combative with nurses & docs gave her Ativan (Lorazepam) sedation. Spent 3 days unresponsive. Hospitaliz ... nursing home 1st week of January with orders for both Ativan and Zyprexa for aggessive behavior. By this time,...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Cozaar Lantus Lasix Lorazepam Norvasc Tylenol Zoloft Zyprexa

  46. Violent Behavior. Any treatment?
    ... and wanted to fight everyone. Tried several drugs ( Ativan , etc) but they all just knocked him out. One that...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zyprexa

  47. Violent residents
    ... safety of others and us and her, do any of you think Ativan would be a good medicine to help her? She is on no...
    ... Becka......I have seen ativan work for the good and the bad in different people...

  48. recently diagnosed
    ... real good after being "put under" and they gave him Ativan (sp?) which seemed to really mess up his mind. It took ... had made it very clear that he was to have no more Ativan . We've been told that there are a number of things...

  49. Questions about Atavan/nursing home care
    ... feeling that your dad is unnecessarly snowed under with Ativan . All patients react differently to Alzheimer's and ... essential. If you are successful he will not need Ativan or other medicine to control symptoms. Keep faith...
    ... she went down hill fast after being injured. I took Ativan after surgery and it blanked me out. Can't remember...
    ... how hard it is on you. I had a patient that was on Ativan when I started working with her, and I soon realized...

  50. My Mother has declined fast in the last several months
    ... slept hardly at all. The doctor and started her on Ativan and she was still so agitated that that she also had...
    ... really hard to see all this happen the Zyprexa and Ativan has helped to calm her down but she is still in the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zyprexa