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mum was prescribed tramadone

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by tiggertastic, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. tiggertastic

    tiggertastic Registered User

    Feb 18, 2018
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    Female
    colne
    can any one who has had experience with the drug tramadone give me some feedback on how they felt it had performed for the person it was prescribed for. Mum was just recently diagnosed it for her anxiety and sleepless nights but she seems to be really wired all the time and more confused, if that's at all possible she is only on 50mg ,thanks to all
     
  2. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,478
    Ireland
    Do you mean trazadone? My husband was on that for several years, but he was on several other medications as well, including anti psychotics. He was on 150 mg of the trazadone - 100 mg at night, and 50 in the afternoon.
     
  3. Ellaroo

    Ellaroo Registered User

    Nov 16, 2015
    161
    Liverpool
    Can you discuss the sixe effects with a cpn ? Ive heard lots of medications dont work so well that n people with dementia. They possibly sedate but that can lead to more confusion, antisocial behaviour. My mum has problems when she is receiving personal care but is fine sleeping . Its v difficult but sometimes trying different meds can help. Good luck x
     
  4. Tin

    Tin Registered User

    May 18, 2014
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    UK
    They are probably genuine side effects so talk to gp. Usually a few are tried before the right one is found. Over a course of 5 months my mum was prescribed 4 different anti depressants until the right one and dose was found, She had some severe and various reactions to most.
     
  5. 70smand

    70smand Registered User

    Dec 4, 2011
    257
    Female
    Essex
    I was wondering this too as my dad’s just been started on this, when the prescription arrives and taken off a whole bunch of other meds - he is so sensitive to everything, and gets lots of side effects so I guess we shall see. From what I have read it seems to make people drowsy and he is drowsy enough as it is. The hope is that it will help his moods as he gets aggressive and resistant to care and needs hoisting now. I think some of this is due to him being frightened and how good the carers are with dealing with him. I don’t see a lot written about it but I’m open to him trying anything.
     
  6. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,478
    Ireland
    All you can do is try and see. Trazadone certainly didn't make my husband drowsy. It was hoped that it would, and he might sleep better at night! But nothing seemed to make him drowsy!
     
  7. tiggertastic

    tiggertastic Registered User

    Feb 18, 2018
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    Female
    colne
    yes you are right trazadone is what she has been prescribed
     
  8. tiggertastic

    tiggertastic Registered User

    Feb 18, 2018
    44
    Female
    colne
    thank you looks like it is going to b a work in progress
     
  9. tiggertastic

    tiggertastic Registered User

    Feb 18, 2018
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    Female
    colne
     
  10. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,750
    Female
    Scotland
    50 mg is a very low dose. When my husband was at the height of his wandering he started out on that dose but went up in 50s until 250mg. He is calm and mostly sleeps well and I think it has been very successful.
     
  11. tiggertastic

    tiggertastic Registered User

    Feb 18, 2018
    44
    Female
    colne
    thanks that sounds positive
     
  12. 70smand

    70smand Registered User

    Dec 4, 2011
    257
    Female
    Essex
    Dad’s been started on 50 mg too, in the morning- I will let you know how he gets on, but I don’t think the care home have received his prescription yet.
    He was on zopiclone 7.5 mg at night, which worked a treat when he stopped sleeping and mum was looking after him at home, but I have been asking for it to be reviewed for ages as his condition has deteriorated so much in 2 years , but I think staff at the care home were reluctant for it to be stopped until his consultant stepped in.
     
  13. tiggertastic

    tiggertastic Registered User

    Feb 18, 2018
    44
    Female
    colne
    hi well further to my last post, and i am always reluctant to b to optimistic,mum has been sleeping a lot better great relief to all of us so see how your dad gets on good luck x
     

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