Transient global amnesia associated with statin intake
- 1Cardiff University, Psychological Medicine, Hergest Unit, Bangor, LL57 2PW, U K
- 2North West Wales NHS Trust, Mental Health, Bangor, LL57 2PW, UK
- Published 26 February 2009
A 57-year-old man treated with statins developed a range of amnestic features that led to concerns he might be suicidal; however, he did not appear to have depression. His problems began after starting rosuvastatin and cleared on discontinuation.
Competing interests: RM has no competing interests.
Competing interests: SC has no competing interests.
Competing interests: DH has been a speaker for most major pharmaceutical companies but has no links to the use of or marketing of statin drugs.
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