Skip to content

    Brain & Nervous System Health Center

    Font Size
    A
    A
    A

    Nervous System Problems Caused by Medicines

    Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can cause symptoms related to the nervous system. A few examples are:

    Nervous system problems are often side effects or symptoms of overuse of prescription and nonprescription medicines. Almost every drug is capable of producing nervous system problems. Be sure to review a complete list of all your medicines, both prescription and nonprescription, with your doctor or pharmacist. Medicines can also interact with each other and cause problems.

    Frequent use of nonprescription medicine to control a troublesome symptom should also be discussed with your doctor. Symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, or blurred vision may be a sign that further evaluation is needed.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

    Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

    Today on WebMD

    nerve damage
    Learn how this disease affects the nervous system.
    senior woman with lost expression
    Know the early warning signs.
     
    woman in art gallery
    Tips to stay smart, sharp, and focused.
    medical marijuana plant
    What is it used for?
     
    senior man
    Article
    boy hits soccer ball with head
    Slideshow
     
    red and white swirl
    Article
    marijuana plant
    ARTICLE
     
    brain illustration stroke
    Slideshow
    nerve damage
    Slideshow
     
    Alzheimers Overview
    Slideshow
    Graphic of number filled head and dna double helix
    Quiz