How is delirium treated after a liver transplant?

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Immediately after a liver transplant surgery some patients may become confused, agitated, and paranoid, with hallucinations and difficulty speaking. This is called delirium or acute brain dysfunction.

Treatment of delirium after a liver transplant includes keeping you safe. A nursing aide may sit with you until you think clearly; soft wrist restraints may be used to prevent pulling intravenous catheters and drains. Medications such as Seroquel, Zyprexa, and Haldol are frequently used to calm your brain and restore clear thinking.

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