How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Phil, MD Your Own Question
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor
Category: Cardiology
Satisfied Customers: 56575
Experience:  Cardiology Expert
55099014
Type Your Cardiology Question Here...
Dr. Phil, MD is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Attention Dr. Phil, MD If your 93 yr old mother, was taking

Customer Question

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: 11 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 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

let me know if you have other questions.

if done for now, please leave a 5 star rating above the chat box so I can get credit for helping you today

we only get credit for helping clients after positive feedback

you can always reach me with "a question for Dr. Phil" in the medicine, cardiology or pharmacy categories if you have any other questions

here is my website if you need to reach me again:

http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-irondoc/

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

thanks for this question

please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it. :)

if you have more questions, just reply

Customer: replied 10 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 10 months ago.

what dose?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.
Please don't forget a positive ratingI appreciate it. :)If you have more questions, just reply.