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Allergy meds excitotoxins?

Discussion in 'Ask Jack' started by ChristineKleiber, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. ChristineKleiber

    ChristineKleiber New Member

    Dr. K you cited the evils of MSG as an excitoxin in this blog post


    which included a link to all the other sneaky names for it. Thank you!

    That post also talked the evils of aspartame, another excitotoxin.

    Somewhere - which I can't find now (no I do not have hamster brain yet) I also remember seeing Benadryl listed as a serious no - no. Excitotoxin? Do most/all allergy OTC meds fall into this category too? Is there a hierarchy among them so that those who absolutely need them while they get to optimal can minimize the suffering in the crucible?
  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Recent Article came out about Benedryl that is is an excitotoxin for Acetylcholine neurons......the use of anticholinergics is associated with a steep risk of neurodegenerative disorders......Alzheimer's particularly.
  3. donkjellberg

    donkjellberg Silver

    Is there a Link?
  4. maggie

    maggie New Member

    Just google anticholinergics dementia and plenty comes up. There was a French (I think) study of commonly prescribed medications that yielded a long list of medications with anticholinergic properties. It's divided into three sections according to how strong the effects are. Especially noticeable in older people, but who wants to even go there?
  5. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator


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