Statin-associated memory loss: analysis of 60 case reports and review of the literature.

@article{Wagstaff2003StatinassociatedML,
  title={Statin-associated memory loss: analysis of 60 case reports and review of the literature.},
  author={Leslie R Wagstaff and Melinda W Mitton and Beth M McLendon Arvik and P. Murali Doraiswamy},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={871-80}
}
OBJECTIVE To review case reports of statin-associated memory loss as well as the available published evidence for and against such a link. METHODS We searched the MedWatch drug surveillance system of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from November 1997-February 2002 for reports of statin-associated memory loss. We also reviewed the published literature (using MEDLINE) and prescribing information for these drugs. RESULTS Of the 60 patients identified who had memory loss associated with… CONTINUE READING
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