Common Medications May Cause Memory Loss

If you or someone you love is experiencing memory loss it may be a side effect from a medication.  This AARP article includes a helpful list of commonly prescribed drugs that may cause memory loss and offers some possible alternatives you can discuss with your doctor.


These types of commonly prescribed drugs can interfere with memory:

  1. Antianxiety drugs
  2. Cholesterol drug
  3. Antiseizure drugs
  4. Antidepressant drugs
  5. Narcotic painkillers
  6. Parkinson’s drugs
  7. Hypertension drugs
  8. Sleeping aids
  9. Incontinence drug
  10. Antihistamines