Having trouble remembering things? These medications may be real cause. In the past, doctors dismissed mental confusion and memory loss as a part of the aging process.
However, today scientists know that memory loss as we get older is not inevitable. In fact, the brain can grow new cells and reshape their connection during the life.
Many people are aware of the numerous things that may impair memory, like drug and alcohol abuse, head injuries, strikes, heavy smoking, severe stress, sleep deprivation, lack of vitamin B12, or illnesses, such as: Alzheimer’s.
However, what many people do not know that some prescribed drugs can also affect memory.
Unluckily, the number one death cause in the United States is adverse drug reactions. In fact, prescription drugs cause more than 100.000 deaths a year, and over 1.5 million hospitalized patients, who experienced adverse drug effects.