Strong Link Found Between Dementia, Common Anticholinergic Drugs

There is a strong and possibly irreversible link between Alzheimer’s disease and many commonly used medications for insomnia, allergies, and depression, according to a large recent JAMA Internal Medicinestudy.

Three years of taking either daily Benadryl, Advil PM, Tylenol PM, or Motrin PM, for example, is associated with about a ten percentage point increase in the probability of experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s compared to no use. This risk association is “significant,” Malaz Boustani, M.D., M.P.H., told Drug Discovery & Development.

That’s kinda scary.
http://app.dddmag.com/articles/2015/04/strong-link-found-between-dementia-common-anticholinergic-drugs

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