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Common drugs that increase dementia risk
« on: June 25, 2019, 02:59:35 pm »
MS patients often have bladder problems that lead them to doctors who then prescribe one of the common bladder-control drugs. Many of these drugs are either anticholinergics or antimuscarinics. As effective as some of them are, they also carry a risk of dementia for some, according to this article in Medical News Today (June 25, 2019)--"These Common Drugs May Increase Dementia Risk":



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Anticholinergic drugs could increase dementia risk
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 08:52:46 pm »
More on this finding in Doctor's Guide - Neurology (June 26, 2019)--"Anticholinergic drugs could increase risk of dementia":



http://bit.ly/2X3EQm7
MS Speaks--online for 13 years

SPMS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2007-2010.

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The article in JAMA Internal Medicine (June 24, 2019):


http://bit.ly/2ZYS9WU
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SPMS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2007-2010.

 

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