Even though prescription drugs are commonly used for any kind of pain relief, mounting evidence links these medications to more than 100,000 deaths per annum and over 1.5 million hospitalizations due to serious side effects.
One reason for this is that some of these drugs get a pre-time approval before their patent runs out, which leaves very little time for proper testing. Needless, to mention, this creates a range of adverse health effects in patients including memory loss.
Top 3 Types of Meds That Cause Memory Loss
These are the major three categories of drugs linked to memory loss and cognitive decline.
- The “Anti” Drugs
The group of drugs including antihistamines, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antibiotics, antispasmodics, and antihypertensives affect proper function of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is vital for memory and cognitive function.
To make thing worse, most of these medications are easily available without prescription, and can cause serious damage, especially when not taken in proper doses.