20 Prescribed Medications That Can Cause Memory Loss!

One of the main causes of mortality in the modern world is the use of prescription drugs. They are widely used for treating any type of medical disorders and pain. These drugs are the cause for more than 100.000 mortalities. The number of people who suffered serious reactions, side effects and complications caused by the prescribed drugs is shocking. There are more than 1.5 million registered cases. In the USA only the side effects of prescribed drugs is the main cause for death. Every type of prescribed drug can cause some kind of health risk. Memory loss is one of the most common side effects.

There are 3 different types of drugs that can cause memory loss.

These 3 types of prescribed medications can cause memory loss and other cognitive problems.

  • Sleeping pills

It has been proven by numerous cases that sleeping pills can cause memory loss.

Ambien is one of the most used drug for this problem and it`s also called “amnesia drug”. People who used this drug have experienced hallucinations, sleep walking, sleep driving and night terrors.

Taking this drug for treatment of sleeping problems doesn’t give the brain the restorative sleep that it needs to repair and maintain itself. It causes states similar to being drunk or being in a coma.

  • Statin drugs

The worst medications for the brain are the statin drugs which are usually used for lowering cholesterol levels. These drugs can cause memory loss.

The brain is consisted of ¼ of cholesterol. The brain needs the cholesterol for proper functioning, for memory, learning and fast thinking. These drugs can seriously endanger the health of the brain.

  • The ANTI drugs

Antihistamines, antibiotics, antihypertensive, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antispasmodics and all the other medications that start with ANTI- affect the acetylcholine levels.

The organic chemical acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter which is responsible for learning and memory.  It is the primary neurotransmitter, so low levels can cause hallucinations, mental confusion, dementia, memory loss, delirium and blurred vision.

20 Medications that can cause memory loss

  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • High blood pressure drugs
  • Methyldopa
  • Painkillers like codeine heroin, morphine
  • Chemotherapy drugs
  • Interferons
  • Antipsychotics like Haldol or Mellaril
  • Epilepsy like phenytoin or Dilantin
  • Barbiturates like Seconal, Phenobarbital , Amytal, Nembutal
  • Antihistamines
  • Quinidine
  • Beta blockers especially for glaucoma
  • Antibiotics
  • Naproxen
  • Lithium
  • Steroids
  • Insulin
  • Sleeping pills like Sonata, Ambien,  Lunesta
  • Parkinson’s disease like glycopyrrolate, scopolamine, atropine
  • Benzodiazepines like Ativan, Dalmane, Valium, Xanax

According to the former vice chairman of the Department of Psychiatry from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Richard C. Mohs these are the 20 prescribed drugs that are known to cause memory loss.

Always consult your doctor before taking any drug, especially these types of drugs. Before you decide to use them try to treat the problems naturally with natural ingredients and remedies, exercise regularly and change the lifestyle.

But if you really need to take them than don’t forget to protect the brain from the negative effects and take supplements, do physical exercises and establish brain healthy diet.

In order to keep the health of the brain always try to find the healthiest and best options for the treatment of a certain medical problems. This way you will protect the brain and your overall health and the drugs won`t be able to harm you.