Drugs That Can Cause Memory Loss

Contributed by: Dennis Fortier, President, Medical Care Corporation

As we write here often, every apparent lapse in memory is not a sign of an underlying medical condition.  Furthermore, even those lapses with an underlying medical cause, are often completely within our control.

A great article was posted today in the Huffington post describing how many, common, over the counter drugs, as well as many prescription drugs can cause memory loss.  It's a well written article with a comprehensive list of drugs, sorted by class, that have been known to cause such problems.

If you use any of these drugs and sense a decline in your memory, you might consider speaking with your doctor about other alternatives.

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  1. Interesting... one of my roommates takes a lot of medications and he's more than a little... well... I'll send him the link.


  2. There are many Causes of memory loss, both short and long-term, and depression and anxiety are both very common components in both cases.

  3. Very interesting article for sure, I didn't knew that of some of the drugs listed are that dangerous, thanks for the article.

  4. Thanks for the post and for the blog is very interesting, i didn't know anything about this drugs and my sister is drinking one and she said it was under prescription.

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