You’d certainly think the most popular allergy drugs and insomnia aids on the market would be safe, wouldn’t you?
But a new, unique study outlines some frightening health risks to users. Indiana University School of Medicine researchers actually used brain-imaging technology to detect how anticholinergic drugs impact the brain. An anticholinergic agent is a substance that blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the central and the peripheral nervous system.
[An exception: I know there are patients (and parents who are involved in their child’s life) using a medication as a best-case scenario.]