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Medicines That Can Cause Weakness or Fatigue

Medicines That Can Cause Weakness or Fatigue

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: 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