Two types of drugs you may want to avoid for the sake of your brain

If you take one of these drugs

Dr. Gleason suggests having a thorough discussion with your doctor to review the potential benefits and harms of these medications—and all the others you take. If a drug appears problematic, the two of you can explore alternatives by considering the reason it was prescribed and seeing if there is a different type of drug that can be used as a replacement.

Don’t stop taking the drugs on your own. It isn’t safe to quit most benzodiazepines and anticholinergic drugs “cold turkey.” Work with your clinician to develop a plan for tapering off them.

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