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Medications That May Affect Gait

Medications That May Affect Gait

It’s no secret that many medications can cause a range of side effects, including, confusion, sedation, sleepiness, and low blood pressure. But did you know that they can affect the way you walk and your balance too?

Those side effects can lead to gait and balance changes, especially if you take four or more drugs a day. Here is a partial list of drugs associated with gait disturbances:

• Analgesics used to relieve pain, particularly opiates

• Antiarrhythmics,

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