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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.


Basil N Okeahialam, Ikechukwu Isiguzoro. Statin related memory dysfunction in a Nigerian woman: a case report. Current drug safety. 2012 Feb;7(1):33-4

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PMID: 22663955

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