Medicines Which Lead to Memory Loss That You Must Start Avoiding – Now

According to the latest results, the scientists found out that the real cause for the occurrence of memory loss was the use of certain medications. At the same time, they dismissed the aging process as the reason for mental confusions and memory loss.

Nowadays, doctors proved that actually, people can avoid memory loss because the brain is capable of rejuvenation of new cells and reestablish the connection between them. Drug abuse and alcohol intake, stress, insomnia, vitamin B12 deficiency, strike, smoking, and Alzheimer’s might impair the memory. Beside them, there are certain medications which negatively affect the memory and provoke numerous cognitive problems, memory loss included.

They are separated into 3 categories:

Statin drug –for treatment of high cholesterol levels

Sleeping medicines

‘Anti’ drug- (antihistamine, antidepressant, antibiotic, antihypertensive, antispasmodic, and antipsychotic)

Low level of acetylcholine provokes dementia, memory loss, delirium, hallucination, mental confusion, and blurred vision. The pills which prevent the acetylcholine impact are called antichlinergic, that might cause the following side effects:

Blurred vision

Dry mouth


Bladder control loss



Difficulty to urinate

20 Drugs that provoke memory loss

According to the former vice-chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Mr. Richard C Mohs, these are the top 20 medicines which cause memory loss:


Antihistamine  (Benadryl, Tavist, Clistin, Vistaril, Dimetane)




Antidepressant (Vivactil, Elavil, Surmontil, Norpramin, Pamelor, Anafranil)

High blood pressure drug


Beta blocker


Benzodiazepine (Ativan, Dalmane, Restoril Xanax, Valium, Librium, Doral, Klonopin, Versed)


Parkinson’s disease (atropine, scopolamine, and glycopyrrolate)

Antipsychotic (Haldol and Mellaril)

Barbiturates (Nembutal, Seconal, Phenobarbital, and Amytal)

Epilepsy (Phenytoin and Dilantin)

Chemotherapy drug

Antibiotic (quinolone)

Painkiller – (heroin, codeine, and morphine)

Sleeping pill – (Sonata, ambien, lunesta)

You need to consult your doctor in order to find out if some of the above listed medicines affects your memory. To have a healthy brain, eat a lot of food supplements, healthy food, and be physically active.

Over –the-counter medicines which provoke memory loss

Not all of the prescribed medicines cause memory loss. There are a few over-the counter medicines which provoke memory loss because they block the work of the acetylcholine neurotransmitter, such as:

Zantac (acid reflux)

Tylenol PM (insomnia)

Unisom (insomnia)

Tagamet (acid reflux)

Sominex (insomnia)

Nytol (insomnia)

Pepcid Ac (acid reflux)

Excedrin PM (pain and insomnia)

Claritin (allergy)

Dramamine (motion sickness)

Benadryl (allergies)

Advil PM (sleep and pain)


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