Commonly used medications associated with impaired physical function in older adults

Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 14:14 in Health & Medicine

Older adults who take drugs designed to block the neurotransmitter acetylcholine - including common medications for incontinence, high blood pressure and allergies - are more likely to be dependent in one or more activities of daily living and to walk slower, according to new findings from researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues.

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