Anti allergy increase the risk of dementia.
Researchers from the University of Washington found that anticholinergic drugs, such as anti-allergies, urinary incontinence and some antidepressants increase the risk of dementia.
The study is published in the journal Jama Internal Medicine.
Of the 3434 patients aged 65 and older for a period of seven observation in 637 study participants were diagnosed with dementia, while 160 - Alzheimer's disease, says med2. The results showed that those patients who used high doses of anticholinergic drugs during the study period, the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease was higher by 54 and 63 percent.
People with Alzheimer's have a deficiency of acetylcholine, so drugs that block this neurotransmitter may potentially contribute to the development of this disease.
Because many drugs prescribed antyholinerhetykiv group of older people, the authors emphasize the need to assess the risks and benefits of taking these drugs. However, still need further studies to confirm the findings in more patients.