20 Medications That Cause Memory Loss, So Stop Using Them
The former vice chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Richard C. Mohs, made a list of 20 drugs, which lead to memory loss. Here is the whole list.
- Steroids • Antihistamines – Dimetane, Clistin, Tavist, Vistaril and Benadryl. • Lithium • Methyldopa • Naproxen • Antidepressants – Vivactil, Elavil, Anafranil, Norpramin, Pamelor, and Surmontil. • Interferons • High blood pressure drugs • Beta blockers (particularly those used for glaucoma) • Quinidine • Insulin • Benzodiazepines – Ativan, Dalmane, Librium, Klonopin, Doral, Versed, Restoril, Valium and Xanax. • Parkinson’s disease – scopolamine, glycopyrrolate, and atropine. • Antipsychotics – Haldol nd Mellaril. • Barbiturates – Amytal, Seconal, Phenobarbital and Nembutal. • Epilepsy – Phenytoin and Dilantin. • Chemotherapy drugs • Antibiotics (quinolones) • Painkillers – heroin, codeine and morphine. • Sleeping pills – Sonata, Lunesta and Ambien.
If you take some of these drugs, you should consult a doctor in order to find out if they affect your memory. There is always a healthier choice, or even another medication.
You should take more food supplements, be more physically active, and include healthy food in your diet in order to enhance brain health.