What side effects of Alzheimer’s disease medication should we watch for at home?



If someone in your family has already been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, your allopathic doctor may recommend Aducanumab, Cholinesterase inhibitors or Memantine drugs that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Moreover, your doctors can prescribe you sleep aids, anti-convulsant, anti-anxiety and antipsychotic drugs.

Although doctors prescribe drugs to control the symptoms, inaccurate use can lead to various side effects. Doctors recommend not to use the sleep aid regularly as it increases confusion among the victims. The overuse of anti-anxiety drugs can cause sleepiness and dizziness that may induce falls. Besides this, anticonvulsants can cause mood swings that may aggravate confusion. Likewise, the overuse of antipsychotics can cause the death of older people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Despite the common use of sleep aids, anti-convulsant, anti-anxiety and antipsychotic drugs in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, there is severe lack of information that shows the mechanism of these drugs degrading the health. It means further evidence is needed from well-designed clinical studies that can show the reason behind side effects destroying the health of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

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