Certain medications have been associated with memory loss or cognitive decline. Here are 20 categories and examples of such medications:

  • 1-Benzodiazepines:
    • Diazepam (Valium)
    • Lorazepam (Ativan)
    • Alprazolam (Xanax)

  • 2-Cholesterol-lowering drugs (Statins):
    • Atorvastatin (Lipitor)
    • Simvastatin (Zocor)
    • Rosuvastatin (Crestor)

  • 3-Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs):
    • Phenytoin (Dilantin)
    • Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
    • Valproate (Depakote)

  • 4-Antidepressants (Tricyclics and SSRIs):
    • Amitriptyline (Elavil)
    • Paroxetine (Paxil)
    • Sertraline (Zoloft)

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