Does Seroquel interrupt sleep pattersn?

1 answer | Last updated: Oct 18, 2016
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My mom has Alzheimer's and she had been sleeping a good bit. One moring she got up hitting and wanting to fight. I called the doctor and they increased her Seroquel to twice a day so she takes 100mg a day. She is not napping at all since we did this. Is this normal?

Expert Answers

Ladislav Volicer, M.D., Ph.D., is recognized as an international expert on advanced dementia care. He is a courtesy full professor at the School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, and visiting professor at the Third Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Twenty-five years ago, he established one of the first dementia special care units.

Decrease in napping is not a common effect of Seroquel. However, I would not worry about it if your mother sleeps well at night.