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Benadryl and other common medications are linked to dementia in men and women

Many people turn to over-the-counter medicines when they need relief from allergy and cold symptoms or have trouble falling asleep. That’s why you might be concerned about a new study showing that one of the most common of those drugs—Benadryl—could lead to serious health problems, including dementia.

Benadryl has many uses. Although often taken for allergy symptoms, the same dose of the same ingredient (diphenhydramine) is used in most over-the-counter sleeping pills, and also used for motion sickness. We’ve known since 2012 that people who regularly take Benadryl or other sleeping pills to fall and stay asleep are more likely to get cancer and tend to die earlier than people who…

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