New member - need advice re my dad

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Kaz01, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. Kaz01

    Kaz01 Registered User

    Jan 7, 2007
    3
    Midlands
    Hi,
    I am mainly on here as my dad is in moderate to severe stages of AD. He has been prescribed Serenace which I believe is a strong tranquiliser. Has anyone else had experience with this as I am worried what I read about it? Would really appreciate advice.
     
  2. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Hi Kaz01
    welcome to TP.
    I have no experience of Seranace,but I sure some who has will contact you soon
    Norman
     
  3. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
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  4. twink

    twink Registered User

    Oct 28, 2005
    265
    Cambridgeshire UK
    My hubby was on Haloperidol for a while and it worked well for him. He had a dreadful 'panic attack' one night and a locum put him on it but the psychiatrist took him off it and said it wasn't his choice of drug. It certainly calmed Steve down whilst he was on it.

    Sue
     
  5. dmc

    dmc Registered User

    Mar 13, 2006
    1,157
    my mum was also on haloperidol for a few months, but the doctors didnt feel it was doing her any good and put her on a antidepressant, which seemed to calm her down, for a while anyway, in my opinion the doctors seem to try out all sorts of different meds untill they find one that suits, as not everyone responds in the same way to the same drug.
     
  6. mel

    mel Registered User

    Apr 30, 2006
    1,656
    Sheffield
    my mum was prescribed haliperodol(serenace) when she had a few days stay in hospital last year.....it was re-precribed when she stayed in a respite centre later on and she has been on 2 doses daily ever since.
    It has certainly lessened her anxiety but i find the morning dose more effective than the evening dose......occasionally it can make her more anxious in the evening if i give the second dose after about 6pm.
    When she first started i found her to be alarmingly dopey but this has now settled and I'm just so pleased that she has less paranoia and anxiety attacks now
     

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