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Which drugs are known to cause memory loss?

Which drugs are known to cause memory loss?

Many: Anti- anxiety medications like benzodiazepines (xanax). Several medications are problems for elderly, antihistamines, medications for overactive bladder. "statins" for cholesterol have caused reversible memory loss so severe, doctors thought it was alzheimer's. Ask your doctor before stopping medications, esp. The cholesterol and anxiety medications. The memory loss is reversible. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more


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What are drugs that can cause ototoxicity?

What are drugs that can cause ototoxicity?

Ototoxic drugs: Aminoglycosides like gentamicin, amikacin, neomycin, tobramycin and streptomycin have been linked to vestibular (balance) and/or hearing loss. Other ototoxic drugs include loop diuretics like Furosemide and ethacrynic acid, cisplatin, carboplatin, Aspirin and other salicylates, quinine. Effects can be a function of dosage, renal function, and other medications being used at the same time. ...Read more

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What are some drugs that can cause hallucinations?

What are some drugs that can cause hallucinations?

Many: Recreational drugs such as lsd, ecstasy, psilocybin, mescaline, marijuana, and ketamine are some. Also many prescription medications can do this as well: antimuscarinic agents; levodopa; donapezil; antidepressants including ssri's and occasionally bupropion; opiates; proton pump inhibitors; steroids; quinolone antibiotics such as cipro, (ciprofloxacin) etc. Hallucinations happen in alcohol & drug withdrawal too. ...Read more

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Plz names the drugs which are more prone to cause adrs...

Textbook sized: That is impossible in ths simple forum. I think in the U.S. There are now over 90000 diffent prescriptions. The book answering this question would weigh at least ten pounds. ...Read more

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Which anti-epilepsy drug is least likely to cause memory problems?

Which anti-epilepsy drug is least likely to cause memory problems?

Some thoughts: In my experience, fewest complaints of drowsiness, dizziness, or cognitive problems with lamictal. Highest incidence of cognitive problems with phenobarbital, closely followed by topamax, (topiramate) and variable with the rest. ...Read more

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How common are side effects like memory loss and other neuro problems in Topamax (topiramate)? How severe are they? Are they reversible?

How common are side effects like memory loss and other neuro problems in Topamax (topiramate)? How severe are they? Are they reversible?

Not uncommon: In general it's in the range of up to 10% having some form of memory loss or other neurologic issues from slowed movement, abnormal vision, confusion, speech issues. They can be quite variable in severity but but tends towards the more mild forms and for the most part is reversible upon stopping the medication. ...Read more

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What medications are there for memory loss that is not caused by alzheimer's?

What medications are there for memory loss that is not caused by alzheimer's?

Brain Power: For patients with memory disorders we use cholinesterase inhibitors like rivastigmine or donepezil. In advanced cases of alzheimer's disease memantine has proven benefit. Some advocate the use of omega 3, or Alpha lipoid acid with controversial data supporting its use. New data suggests that being physically fit during middle age reduces risk of memory disorders (dementia) at age70. ...Read more

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Can nsaids cause temporary hair loss as a side effect for certain people?

Can nsaids cause temporary hair loss as a side effect for certain people?

NSAIDs: Nsaid's have be shown to cause alopecia or hair loss in less than 1% of the patients thanking these medications. ...Read more

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What are common drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

What are common drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

There are about 30 o: Common drugs include medications that are used less frequenty now: Hydralazine - a blood pressure medication; Isoniazid - an antituberculosis medication; Procainamide - an anti arrhythmia drug minocycline - an antibiotic pyrazinamide - an anti tuberculosis drug these are a few. A recent entry into the field are the biologics that are used to treat rheuamtoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Which drugs cause "true hallucinations"?

Which drugs cause "true hallucinations"?

Hallucinigens abound: The brain is capable of misfiring under many circumstances ... Some drugs are known for their tendency to induce or bring on hallucinations such as possibly hallucinogenic mushrooms or others. But many drugs can pose a risk depending on the person and circumstance. "True hallucinations" are that persons experience of the misfiring of brain neuro circuits. Best to work to protect one's brain. ...Read more

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What is ototoxicity? Can certain medications cause deafness?

What is ototoxicity? Can certain medications cause deafness?

Ototoxicity: Toxicity to ear structures (Auditory nerves, Cochlea, or Vestibular system). Some causes are Antibiotics such as Gentamycin, Diuretics such as Lasix, (furosemide) Cancer treatments such as Cisplatin, Heavy metals, Lead, Mercury, high dose Aspirin, etc. ...Read more

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What are some medications that can cause side effects in older adults with renal dysfunction?

What are some medications that can cause side effects in older adults with renal dysfunction?

Antibiotic/heart med: Medications can be cleared either through the kidney or liver. If kidney function is impaired, certain drugs can accumulate to toxic levels. The most important of these include antibiotics and heart meds (including digoxin). There are a number of formulas avaiable to estimate the degree of kidney dysfunction and doctors will refer to these when making dosage adjustments. ...Read more

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Which drugs cause hallucinations?

Which drugs cause hallucinations?

Hallucinogens: Abused substances are Psychedelics such as LSD, Dissociatives such as PCP, or Delirients such as Nutmeg. ...Read more

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What are some common medications known to help brain fog?

What are some common medications known to help brain fog?

The question needs..: 'brian fog' is pretty general. Hard to tell if it muzzy thinking from street drugs, medication, aftermath of trauma to the head, etc. I think you need someone tohelp search out the particulars. Try a psychiatrist and be sure what you're dealing with. ...Read more

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Are there any serious side effects that can be caused by demulen 1/50?

Are there any serious side effects that can be caused by demulen 1/50?

High estrogen: This is a high estrogen oc, therefore blood clots in your legs, pelvis etc. We usually try to give patients <30 mcg of estrogen ocs, unless you have a specific indication. The less estrogen, the better. ...Read more

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