I'm not seeking any medical or pharmaceutical advice here, but just sounding people out. The GP has prescribed Amisulpride for dad. My stepmum took him to ask for sedatives to try to help with the restlessness especially at night, and I picked them up for them this week. But when I checked the information sheet it's a neuroleptic and common side effects (as with plenty of neuroleptics) include anxiety and restlessness and insomnia . Dad shows no signs of any psychotic symptoms at all so I'm alarmed frankly. The only thing I can think is that the doc didn't really listen, and my stepmum may have mentioned that he's sometimes angry and bangs tables etc - but that's frustration and panic not psychosis! Is it common for people with AD to be on anti-psychotics? I assumed he'd be prescribed a mild tranquilliser or something so was absolutely stunned to discover it's a neuroleptic! I spent years working for local Mind watching people who'd been on those things for years and I don't like to think of dad taking them and if the side effects are going to produce the symptoms my stepmum was hoping they'd alleviate in him then . My sister and I both think we should ask the doc for a review of his meds anyway as he's on Aricept but he seems to be deteriorating at a steady pace anyway.