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Published February 23, 2013, 11:35 PM

Minding Our Elders: Medication could cause slurred speech, drooling

DEAR CAROL: My mom has several medications to help with various health problems. Lately, her speech has been slurred and she seems to be drooling quite a bit. The symptoms appear to be the most pronounced shortly after she’s taken her medications, but she has some symptoms intermittently all day. She also complains of a headache nearly every day, so we are having her eyes checked next week just to be sure, although her glasses are quite new. Can medications cause these problems?

By: Carol Bradley Bursack, INFORUM

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