Mom's neurologist put her on Namenda and I've noticed her behavior has gotten worse. Advice?

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She has been on it for about 5 weeks and has gotten more agitated and gets upset more easily and seems more confused than ever. I am thinking about taking her off. Her last doctor put her on Aricept and that seemed to cause severe agitation about a year and a half ago so I took her off of that as well. Does anyone really believe these drugs make a difference an if so how long does it take to see any benefit?

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Found your post searching for answers about Namenda. My mom was on Aricept and did well, but after about 6 months, seemed as if it wasn't enough. Doc added Namenda 5 weeks ago, but Mom seems slower, more forgetful, less "tuned in" and a little angrier. She also wants to lay in bed all day. Guess it's time to call her doc with an update.
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Please see her Dr. before taking her off any medication.
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Get rid of the Namenda and forget the Aricept. If she is agitated, get an anxiolytic for her. Also avoid SSRI's if she is the manic type. I would ask about an SNRI instead.
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