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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.

20 Medications That Cause Memory Loss, So Stop Using Them

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