Monday, February 24, 2020

20 Medications That Have Been Shown to Cause Memory Loss

The Most Common Meds Causing Cognitive Problems

Statin drugs

The ‘anti’ drugs like antispasmodics, antidepressants, antibiotics, antihistamines, etc. influence the amount of acetylcholine in the body, which is the main neurotransmitter for learning and memory.


When its levels are low, the risk of health problems like blurry vision, mental confusion, hallucinations, dementia, delirium, and loss of memory elevates. Anticholinergic drugs are known to block the effects of acetylcholine and they can have serious side effects like confusion, dry mouth, constipation, difficulty urinating, etc.

These 20 Drugs Cause Loss Of Memory

  • Lithium
  • Antihistamines
  • Steroids
  • Methyldopa
  • Naproxen
  • Antidepressants
  • Interferons
  • Hypertension drugs
  • Beta-blockers
  • Quinidine
  • Insulin
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Medications for Parkinson’s
  • Antipsychotics
  • Barbiturates
  • Epilepsy
  • Chemotherapy drugs
  • Antibiotics
  • Painkillers
  • Sleeping pills

Important To Note:

  • You should only take these meds in the previous consultation with your physician
  • If you take some of these meds, make sure you take food supplements
  • Be more physically active and lead a healthier diet

Anticholinergic Over-The-Counter Drugs

  • Unison
  • Tylenol PM
  • Tagamet
  • Zantac
  • Sominex
  • Pepcid Ac
  • Nytol
  • Dramamine
  • Claritin
  • Benadryl
  • Advil PM

According to studies, meds like Benadryl increase the chance of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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