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Attention Dr. Phil, MD
If your 93 yr old mother, was taking Ambient 5MG to sleep and can not fall asleep, after 2 hours of laying in bed, getting up walking, going to bed and finally falling asleep hours later.What other medicine would you recommend she take to help sleep, stay asleep, not wake up feeling sleepiness all day long to the pint of not wanting to do any activities?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

Most sleep aids are not safe for a 93 year old

There are a couple that work well

My drug of choice in this scenario is trazodone.

It is technically an anti depressant but works well as a sleep aid in the elderly

and doesn't have the same concerns as the other meds

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Tried Trazodone for a week, 5th day on Trazodone, mom fell had 15 stiches in her right upper arm. Mom indicated that medicine had confused her/messed with her mind. She felt like she was in another world.
What would be your second sleep drug of choice for a 93 year lady?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

what dose?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.
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