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Suggest OTC medications that slow down memory loss

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Posted on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 in Brain and Spine
Question: Are there medications that slow memory loss (over the counter).
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Depends on the cause of memory loss.

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Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist, here to answer your query.

Memory loss at your age can be just age-related or may be Dementia. Multivitamins(especially B12) and anti-oxidants can be used as over the counter. For dementia, however, medicines like Donepezil or Memantine are used which should be used under the guidance of a Physician/Neurologist only.

Hope that helps.If you have any further questions,I shall be glad to have you in follow-up.

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Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)
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