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A 27-year-old female asked:

Anticholinergic effect on brain is cumulative = the longer u medicate, the more likely u get dimentia. same for other side effects like constipation?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
WRONG: The anticholinergic effect is NOT CUMULATIVE but is TEMPORARY...only OVERDOSAGE or the UNWISE USE OF CERTAIN MEDICATIONS AT THE SAME TIME can cause central nervous system changes and these are generally REVERSIBLE! Hope this helps! DrZ

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