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Medicines That Can Cause Weakness or Fatigue

Topic Overview

Many prescription and nonprescription drugs can cause weakness and fatigue. A few examples are:

  • Antianxiety medicines.
  • Antidepressants.
  • High blood pressure medicines.
  • Statin medicines for high cholesterol.

If you think a prescription or nonprescription medicine may be causing your weakness or fatigue, call your doctor.

Credits

Current as of: July 1, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine

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