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Sometimes a short 'burst' of anti-psychotic medications can assist in curbing the aggression .. ask the doctor about that .. Serenace or seroquel can be used short term ... respiradol is another longer term anti-psychotic. Anti psychotic meds aren't recommended in high'ish doses for long periods of time because they do simply stop working and create other behaviors.

Also, make sure that med's aren't reacting with each other .. is he on anything new?

goodluck, aggression is scary and intimidating ..

Cheers
Quote from angel_bear:
Sometimes a short 'burst' of anti-psychotic medications can assist in curbing the aggression .. ask the doctor about that .. Serenace or seroquel can be used short term ... respiradol is another longer term anti-psychotic. Anti psychotic meds aren't recommended in high'ish doses for long periods of time because they do simply stop working and create other behaviors.

Also, make sure that med's aren't reacting with each other .. is he on anything new?

goodluck, aggression is scary and intimidating ..

Cheers


My FIL has been on seroquel and respiradol for almost a year after he became violent. It is rather frightening how docile he became. Of course, he was on two or three other drugs as well. They are weaning him off some of the drugs now. He is still docile, but very much aware of his surroundings and seems quite content. While it was scary to see him so quiet and sleepy all the time, it was scarier to see him raging, yelling and striking the nursing staff.

Jane