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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Medication Effects
1. Propoxy (Darvesett) for pain - 2/day 2. Inderide - blood pressure and heart 3. Bxybutynin - to relax bladder 4. Zoloft - for depression - 100 mg 5. Asprin - 2/day 6. Sinemet - Parkinson's Disease? 7. Mevacor - cholestrol A few observations: he is, -Very confused -Wants to sleep a lot -Very restless -Has pain in lower back/spine area -Walks with walker in baby steps -Appears to be very uncomfortable in any position
Are there any concerns with these medicines that we should be discussing with his physician? He has failed noticeably since my mother died a little over a year ago. During the past month his failing has become more pronounced.
Answer: Unfortunately, your father is probably declining due to both age and the loss of his
spouse. It is common medical knowledge that men deal more poorly with loss than
women do. Here are some suggestions. First, ensure that he does not have any new problems like
diabetes mellitus or hypothyroidism. This will necessitate discussing his problem with his
doctor and ensuring a blood profile has been drawn. Be sure to include thyroid studies, B12
level and sedimentation rate. Second, if nothing new is found in step one try cutting out
some of the more bothersome drugs which might be causing confusion and drowsiness.
These drugs are propoxyphene and inderide. You must be prepared to see him worsen if you
eliminate medications in an attempt to get him better. Lastly, a geriatric psychiatrist may he