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A SITE TO HELP YOU COMPARE CANDIDATES
HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN
DRUGS WHICH CAN CAUSE MEMORY PROBLEMS
A SITE TO HELP YOU COMPARE CANDIDATES
find the candidates running for
election in a number of races. The site tells you the percentage of the population that is registered to vote and
the percentage of registered voters who voted in the last election. By clicking on one of the twelve issues at the
top of the screen and giving your position on that issue (you select how strongly you feel about that issue) the
pictures of the candidates relative to your position enlarge or contract. For example under Education, you are
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HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN
The National Women�s History Museum has put together a program on the history of Halloween. It can be
DRUGS WHICH CAN CAUSE MEMORY PROBLEMS (This is a repeat of information from Issue 51
in March 2008)
Recently published studies have found that a number of common prescription drugs can cause memory loss
problems. Memory problems are more likely to occur in older individuals; however, some cases have also been
reported in younger individuals. General classes of drugs are in bold, generics are followed by the patented
trade name in parentheseis). Some of the prescription drugs known to have this effect are
Antiarrhythmics [e.g. digoxin (Lanoxin) and disopyramide (Norpace)]
Antibiotics and antivirals [e.g. Acyclovir (Zovirax), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ganciclovir (Cytovene),
Antihistamines [chlorphiramine (ChlorTrimeton), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), diphenhydramine (Benadryl)]
Antihypertensives [clonidine (Catapres), and beta blockers such as atenolol (Tenormin) metaprolol (Lopressor)
Corticosteroids [methylpredinisolone (Medrol, Meprolone) prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone)]
Cough and congestion medications [Dextromethorphan (Robitussin Cough Gels). Pseudoephedrine
Gastrointestinal medications [cimetiedine (Tagemeet), diphenoxylate (combined with atropine in Lofene,
Lomotil), dicyclomine (Bentyl), glycopyrrolate (Robinul), hyoscomine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz), scopolamine
Incontinence medications [oxybutinin (Ditropan) solifenacin (VESIcare), tolterodine (Detrol)]
Migraine medications [Naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt)]
Muscle relactants [cyclobenzapine (Flexeril) orphenadrine (Antiflex)]
Painkillers [codeine (generic), meperidine (Demerol), pentazocine (Talwin), propoxyphene (Darvon)]
Parkinson�s medications [amantadine (Symmetrel), levodopa (Sinemet), selegiline (Eldepryl)]
Sleep medications [eszapiclone (Lunesta), zaleplon (Sonata) zolpidem (Ambien CR)]
Tricyclic antidepressants [amitriptyline (Elavil), imipromine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor)]
This information is given as a guide in determining alternatives each individual may want to consider. It also
serves to inform you that memory problems may be caused by taking these drugs rather than advancing age.
Younger individuals are not affected as dramatically as older individuals.
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