Medicines That Can Cause Weakness or Fatigue

Many prescription and non-prescription 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 non-prescription medicine may be causing your weakness or fatigue, call your doctor.

Current as ofSeptember 23, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
David Messenger, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FCCP - Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Is it an emergency?

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