Some OTC Sleep, Cold Meds Could Harm Aging Brain

Drugs containing benadryl linked to slowed thinking, delirium in elderly, report finds

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) –Older people taking common over-the-counter drugs for pain, cold symptoms or help with sleep may increase their risk for cognitive impairment, including delirium, University of Indiana researchers report.

These drugs include Benadryl, Dramamine, Excedrin PM, Nytol, Sominex, Tylenol PM and Unisom.

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