10 Drugs That Cause Memory Loss

10 Drugs That May Cause Memory Loss
by Dr. Armon B. Neel Jr.
AARP, May 10, 2013

1. Antianxiety drugs
2. Cholesterol drugs*
3. Antiseizure drugs
4. Antidepressant drugs
5. Narcotic painkillers
6. Parkinson’s drugs
7. Hypertension drugs
8. Sleeping aids
9. Incontinence drugs
10. Antihistamines

* According to Annals of Internal Medicine, this item could be outdated. See:
“Published data do not suggest an adverse effect of statins on cognition;
however, the strength of available evidence is limited, particularly with regard to high-dose statins.”

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