Statin-induced memory loss has been reported. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Simvastatin-associated memory loss.
Pharmacotherapy. 2001 Jun ;21(6):767-9. PMID: 11401190
Pharmacy Program, Bronx VA Medical Center, New York 10468, USA.
The statins are widely used to treat dyslipidemias. They are generally associated with mild adverse effects, but rarely, more serious reactions may occur. A 51-year-old man experienced delayed-onset, progressive memory loss while receiving simvastatin for hypercholesterolemia. His therapy was switched to pravastatin, and memory loss resolved gradually over the next month, with no recurrence of the adverse effect.