Friday, June 5, 2009

OTC Drugs Linked to Health Complications in Seniors

According to the Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging, a research study conducted by the University of Indiana shows that several popular over-the-counter drugs commonly used for cold symptoms, pain and sleep issues, have shown to increase risk of cognitive impairment and delirium in seniors.  They are:
• Benadryl
• Dramamine
• Excedrine PM
• Nytol
• Sominex
• Tylenol PM
• Unisom

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