1. Smeds

    Smeds Registered User

    Feb 4, 2012
    6
    Hi everyone wondering if any one has had the same problem my husband has vascular dementia and is now in a care home he has had dementia for 6years the doctor has just increased his Mirtazapine from 15 m to 30 it seems to be having a terrible effect on him very bad tempered, swearing hitting,crying, agitated he can have all these moods in minutes of one another it is so distressing to see him.Has any one else's loved ones found this when there meds are increased.really appreciate any help.

    Thanks

    Smeds
     
  2. malc

    malc Registered User

    that's strange,my wife is on them to calm her down and to ease fears at bedtime and they do work along with the trazodone,they probably don't agree with him,i know voltarol give me hallucinations via a drip,probably a similiar scenario.
     
  3. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,971
    Suffolk
    It has a been suggested that this be given to OH to counteract moods and general nastiness. Because his heart rate is low ( ie the same as it's been practically all his life) they also want to stop his donepezil. Doesn't make sense to me. If anything changes how do you know what caused it? Might have happened naturally.
     
  4. Fred Flintstone

    Fred Flintstone Registered User

    Aug 28, 2014
    133
    S. E. England
    I'd ring the doctor, tell him what's going on, and ask him to restore the 15mg dose. I believe the response to psychotropic drugs is very unpredictable in the elderly.

    Fred
     
  5. dede5177

    dede5177 Registered User

    Feb 5, 2015
    22
    Nuneaton
    Strange you should say this my mom was prescribed this at the 15 mg dose to reduce anxiety and depression - mom improved! Now she is awake earlier and more up than down she started them Nove 2014 but today after 24 hours of bitter angry temper tantrums screaming at windows imaginary people etc I had to call the G.P. he prescribed Lorozepam 1mg to calm her down again. Not yet sure its working but she is more happy!
     
  6. Fred Flintstone

    Fred Flintstone Registered User

    Aug 28, 2014
    133
    S. E. England
    I gave my mother 1mg of lorazepam a couple of hours ago.

    She calmed down to the point she was uncharacteristically rational when my sibling rang. :(
     

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