Prescribed drugs can be as harmful as they are helpful. That is why you should never use them without consulting a doctor who is well aware of both their positive and negative effects. This is not an unusual concept, the same rule applies to almost everything that we consume.

Sugar will give you energy but makes the body more acidic, we need fats in order to get more diverse sources of energy, but too many fats can clog our arteries or cause obesity.

List of prescription drugs that can cause memory loss as a side effect.

  • Antibiotics
  • Sleeping Pills e.g. Ambien, Sonata, Lunesta etc.
  • Analgesics
  • Insulin
  • Chemotherapy
  • Epilepsy – Dilantin or phenytoin
  • Barbiturates – Nembutal, Phenobarbital, Seconal, Amytal
  • Antipsychotics – Mellaril, Haldol
  • Parkinson’s disease – atropine, glycopyrrolate, scopolamine
  • Benzodiazepines – Xanax, Valium, Dalmane, Ativan
  • Quinidine
  • Beta-blockers
  • Medicines that are used for High Blood Pressure
  • Lithium
  • Antihistamines
  • Steroids
  • Interferon’s
  • Naproxen
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Methyldopa

Any of these medications can affect your brain functions and cause memory loss.

Often this state of not being able to remember some information is perceived as something that happens simply because of stress or old age, but if you are having the symptom and using any of these drugs, you should consult your doctor and reconsider a healthier and more natural alternative.

It is also important to note that you should not do anything on your own hand because a sudden withdrawal from using many of these drugs can have negative consequences.