Many over-the-counter medications linked to irreversible dementia

According to the findings of new research, long term use of over-the-counter medications could cause permanent dementia.

Pet scans have revealed that the brains of older adults who took some of these medications for years had actually shrunk.

Sure enough, that sounds like permanent damage.

Specifically, they’re referring to long-term use of an “antihistamine known as diphenhydramine, which is commonly sold as Benadryl and included in many over-the-counter medications for cold and allergies.”

The counter-argument, of course, is that the “active ingredients are approved by the FDA and recognized as safe and effective when taken as instructed.”

You can decide for yourself about that.