My mother's doctor prescribed this med.. My mother has never taken meds before her 75th birthday. I don't want her taking this med with the side effects or with her being sleepy all day. My father has alcoholic dementia and my mother needs to be ther for him.
Is there an alternative med to help her with her depression?
Why was your mother prescribed this medication? It is prescribed for many reasons, high blood pressure, anxiety, cluster headaches, and tremors. It does have a break-in period, and low energy, and sleepiness are part of the break-in period, which can take up to 6 weeks. I have never heard of it being prescribed for depression, but rather anxiety. I think she needs to return to her doctor to re-evaluate this medication. She is in a rough situation, to be 75 and having to care for your father, I can understand her depression.
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