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Can xanax cause alzheimers

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
Possibly: Concerns are that with increasing age (there is early onset alzheimer's too), benzodiazepines (like xanax) can cause "fogginess", falls, & hip fractur ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Some studies suggest: a connection between longer-term benzo use and dementia. Here's a link: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/03/13/benzodiazepin ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
18 years experience Pain Management
No: It does not cause Alzheimer's. However that is way too long to be on a medication that was meant to be used as a band-aid for whatever reason you sta ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raid Saco
Dr. Raid Saco answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Post-ictal confusion: This is likely post-ictal confusion, which an altered mental state that can follow seizure activity, can last variably, sometimes for 24 hours, so hop ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Parkinson's symptoms: Buspirone can cause Parkinson-like symptoms including tremors, muscle weakness, shuffling gait, stooped posture, drooling, etc. Rare neurological effe ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience Neurology
Possibly: Theoretically yes as it does have central nervous system effects. More notable side effects include sedation, dizziness, confusion, unsteadiness, naus ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
7 years experience Family Medicine
No, but...: Lorazepam is a central nervous system depressant. It, like alcohol, can have a lot of different effects on people, including making them feel in ways ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Ativan (lorazepam): Vivid dreams possible depending on the dose.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Sort of: There are many causes of dementia, including some we don't normally think of, such as vitamin deficiency, stroke, or brain tumor. Some of these disea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
33 years experience Psychiatry
Unlikely. : But not impossible. Still, xanax (alprazolam) is much easier on the liver than alcohol is. Alcohol and xanax (alprazolam) share some similarities in t ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
21 years experience Psychiatry
Severe intoxication: can possibly cause these symptoms however, it is more likely that delusions and hallucinations will be caused by withdrawal symptoms. Both are medical ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, those : Are both benzodiazepine class of drugs and can cause amnesia and sedation. Side effects could be additive when taken together, so follow your doctor' ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Benedry will enter the brain and cause some interference with neurotransmitters.In most it produces grogginess or a fog like sensation.It is a common ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
SIDE EFFECT: Very rarely it can be associated with hallucinations. Discuss with your doctor tapering off and monitoring your response. You should be examined and h ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes, and this is actually pretty common.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Baek
21 years experience Neurology
Maybe?: I give Klonopin (clonazepam) frequently but never seen a patient complain of headaches. Try stopping(gradually, never cold-turkey) and see if the head ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Sinus problems are not a typical side effect of benzodiazepines.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
39 years experience Psychiatry
Unlikely: More information is needed to answer aproprietly your question What kind of headache? Trigger factors?, quality, location, how long, does it last?, wh ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Peter Bee
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Dementia is usually differentiated into two types: vascular type, and non-vascular type. Vascular dementia is due to disruption in the vascular suppl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuel Winocur
66 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Ingested or inhaled steroids can cause emotional dysfunctions.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: Hope this helps! Dr Z
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pamelor (nortriptyline): Possible, dose-dependent.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes. Radon dementia: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc1579210 natural distribution of environmental radon daughters in the different brain ... Alzheimer's disease and ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Generally not but: Taper off zoloft (sertraline) as your physician instructs.
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