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Can seroquel decrease hallucination in PD?

08/06/2009

Question:

My mother is 82yo and has had PD for 12 years. In the past 6 mos; her hallucinations are worsening; especially at night. Her only medication for PD is sinemet 25mg/100. She takes 6/day. Her neurologist has prescribed 12.5mg seroquel at night to help her sleep and relieve the hallucinations. Can then increase to 25mg as needed Is this OK? Thank you.

Answer:

This is the exact treatment for these symptoms. Certainly doses of seroquel need to be titrated to response while evaluating any side effects, but this is clearly first line treatment.

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Nicholas A Votolato, RPh BCPP Nicholas A Votolato, RPh BCPP
Formerly:
Introductory Clinicxal Psychopharamcology
Advanced Clinical Psychopharmacology
Clinical Pharmacokinetics
Clinical Therapetics
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The Ohio State University