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Should I worry about my grandmother's medication?


Question: My 86 year old grandmother does not have Alzheimer's or dementia but has had two stressed and confused episodes in the past year. She has high blood pressure and has been taking Seroquel 12.5mg at night to keep her calm and get to sleep. Should I be worried about her taking this drug?

Dr. Amy: Whenever you have a question about your grandmother's medication or medical care, it is best to talk with your pharmacist or your grandmother's doctor. Medical professionals are best able to answer these types of questions. I'm a gerontological social worker. I help older adults and their families deal with the non-medical aspects of caregiving, especially the emotional and family issues that can arise during caregiving. Please do seek advice from a medical professional about your grandmother's medications. Thanks for writing!

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