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Re: Celexa with Haldol & Atavan

Re: Celexa with Haldol & Atavan

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Posted by Tom on November 09, 2000 at 12:26:35:

In Reply to: Celexa with Haldol & Atavan posted by Mary on November 08, 2000 at 14:25:14:

: My Dad is 92 yrs old and has been on Celexa for 1 yr. He was recently admitted to the hospital with low
: sodium levels and lots of water retention. He started getting extremely confused and agitated and Haldol
: was administered for 5 days along with Atavan. The Haldol seemed to only make him more agitated and
: confused. At the end of 5 days, Haldol and Atavan stopped and Xanax given for the next 6 days. He is
: now home and is still very confused and has now not only short-term, but long-term memory loss. He
: is now being labeled with Dementia. I am very confused myself, since prior to all of this, he wa quite
: active and pretty mentally alert for 92. I don't know if this is truly Dementia, or if the drug combinations
: may have done some irreparable damage. Should Celexa be discontinued?

Mary, Celexa is neuro receptor blocking agent that works in the synapse region of the nerve endings. It blocks the reabsorption of serotonin
(the feel good) chemical (endorphine)and allows a
gradual build up of serotonin in the brain. This has the effect of relieving depression. It is one
of the world's most prescribed medications and
safest. I should know;I have been taking it for 6
months; it has been a life saver for me. It should
be a stabilizer for your Dad. It will usually take
3 weeks to be effective. Severe depression can cause a temporary disruption of memory also.

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