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Medicines That Can Cause Weakness or Fatigue

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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer David Messenger, MD
Last Revised January 7, 2013

Last Revised: January 7, 2013

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