Statin Related Memory Dysfunction in a Nigerian Woman: A Case Report

Author(s): Basil N. Okeahialam, Ikechukwu Isiguzoro

Journal Name: Current Drug Safety

Volume 7 , Issue 1 , 2012

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Abstract:

Statins are useful in the treatment of dyslipidemia commonly associated with hypertension and diabetes mellitus. They are not devoid of side effects chief of which are musculo-skeletal.Memory impairment as a side effect is not common; and has not been reported in Nigeria to author’s knowledge. This case report is on a woman who with Simvastatin developed memory deficits which adversely affected activities of daily living. Clinicians are enjoined to be on the alert for this, and should respond appropriately when it arises.

Keywords: Simvastatin, memory, impairment, Nigeria

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VOLUME: 7
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2012
Page: [33 - 34]
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.2174/157488612800492690

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