Dr. Oz: Are Some Over-the-Counter Medications Causing Dementia?


Dr. Oz: Over-the-Counter Medications & Dementia

Dr. Oz talked about a disturbing new connection between over-the-counter medications and dementia. A new study that monitored the health of 3,500 men and women looked at their use of certain anticholinergic drugs, including certain allergy medications, sleep aids, antidepressants, and drugs for the heart, bladder, and gut. The study showed use of these drugs can increase the risk of dementia by as much as 50 percent and the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease by as much as 60 percent.


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