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Mental Side Effects of Common Drugs Can Be Significant

Many of us have become aware that prescription medications such as Ativan, Xanax and Klonopin may have serious side effects including memory issues. These drugs, which are generally prescribed for anxiety, can possibly increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease since they are in a class known as anticholinergic drugs. They work by blocking a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine in the nervous system. Earlier studies have also shown that there may be a link between anticholinergic drugs and the risk of dementia in older adults.

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