Can donepezil hydrochloride reduce the role of neuroleptic drugs in delirium? A case report

Abstract

Results: Our clinical case focuses on a patient who was diagnosed with a mixed picture delirium after developing PUO. This case report notes that Mr A, a patient already prescribed donepezil hydrochloride, saw an improvement in his behavioral symptoms after an increase in his dose. This enabled the patient to avoid receiving neuroleptic or benzodiazepine medication, known to be particularly problematic in older patients.

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@inproceedings{Hughes2013CanDH, title={Can donepezil hydrochloride reduce the role of neuroleptic drugs in delirium? A case report}, author={Lloyd D. Hughes and E. Mckay}, year={2013} }