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Medicines That Can Cause Weakness or Fatigue

Medicines That Can Cause Weakness or Fatigue


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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.

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Current as of: June 26, 2019

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