My mother in law has been on a tricyclic antidepressant for more than 25 years with NO ill effects and it works wonders for her. The nursing home doc took her off as it has black box warning. her depression is worsening agitation is increasing and she overall psychologically is doing very unstable. they have tried several others, keep increasing and adding more and increasing dosage. Just getting worse. she and we just want her back on her original anti0depressant. Now they are starting her on risperadone, which as a nurse I know is basically a chemical restraint in her case/ when we asked her to be taken off due to adverse side effects they suggested maybe she wasn't getting enough and wanted to increase dosage to 2x a day. she will be a zombie.
she asks for it, we ask for it and they will not honor our nor her wishes. do we have any recourse?