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What medications can cause cognitive problems?

Some medications could potentially have a negative impact on cognitive (thinking and knowing) function. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Ditropan (oxybutynin)
  • Detrol (tolterodine)
  • Neurontin (gabapentin)
  • Dilantin (phenytoin)
  • Valium (diazepam)
  • Klonopin (clonazepam)
  • Baclofen (lioresal)
  • Zanaflex (tizanadine)
  • Deltasone (prednisone)
  • Decadron (dexamethasone)
Always be sure to talk to your doctor and/or pharmacist about side effects of medication. Also, read the insert from the pharmacy that accompanies your prescription drugs.

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