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Old 29-10-16, 09:48 PM   #1
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Hi all. Does anyone have any information, experience of the medication Sulpiride? Thanks Lily
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Old 29-10-16, 11:31 PM   #2
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Hi all. Does anyone have any information, experience of the medication Sulpiride? Thanks Lily
Not heard of it Lily
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Old 29-10-16, 11:37 PM   #3
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Hi Lily
just googled Sulpiride and the NHS website states its used to treat psychosis and schizophrena.Can also be used in a low dosage to treat anxiety ans mild depression
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Old 30-10-16, 12:43 AM   #4
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Have a look at this: www.easyhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/Sulpiride.pdf

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Thanks everyone. It's my uncle who has been given the drug when he was in hospital, he went in for dehydration and came out eight days later with a stoma bag and the drug. His 77yr old wife was told it was the drug given to those suffering with HD, it makes me mad when they choose not to tell the full picture. His behaviour and confusion was caused by the dehydration. Fortunately it does seem to be easing symptoms for him he is now sleeping through and not confused and he says that he has no side effects unlike other drugs he has previously tried and he seems happy to be taking it. He is only 64. I asked how they found the professionals that they came in contact with and they said no one understood the condition and the third GP was finally listening but no offer of dietitian support and my aunt on contacting the SHA was told to speak to his GP with no further contact. Makes me very mad. I am seeing Dr. Barker in Cambridge on a Wednesday after my disastrous visit last February when I ran out of the clinic. My dad was sad this week when the clinic sent him a questionnaire asking about mum who passed away a year ago. I have lots to discuss with him!! ...if I am able. Best wishes Lily
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Hi all. Does anyone have any information, experience of the medication Sulpiride? Thanks Lily
My wife was on it for a few months, but we found they made her feel so tired and she was falling asleep by 7 pm every night - then waking up early as she'd fallen asleep so early. We switched to Olanzapine which has worked much better....although her movements are noq quite well exagerated she has also in the last few weeks started to take Levetiracetam. usually prescribed for epilepsy but our consultant advises reports have been filed about helping reduce the chorea.
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