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Do Statins Cause Memory Loss
Can all statins cause memory loss or just Lipitor? Lipitor did that to me. I took Zetia which was fine while I could get free samples but that's over.
Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more
Diagnose metabolic syndrome now loss 25kg and tg125, hdl51, ldl54 , total cho.130 my weight now 81kg tall178 age 29 nosmoking could stop medicine statin?
Should i go off statins? I am female, 70 yrs old, overweight. Since taking them i feel llike my muscles are melting and brain function and memory is d
Common side effect: Statins are known to cause muscle pains. If that is what you refer to as 'melting' then it may be so. Some are more likely to cause this side effect than others. Also keep in mind that there are other drugs that may serve you well in reducing cholesterol. So i encourage you to contact your doctor to let him know of your symptoms and allow him the chance to plan your next move. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is coq10 (ubiquinol 50 mg) safe for chf/ckd patient? Was on statin, discontinued 6 months ago due to neuropathic issues, myoglobin in urine, but muscle loss persist. What is a good test for cariomyopathy and which specialist treats myog/muscle loss?
Yes: Studies of coenzyme Q10 use in patients with CHF were dosed at 100 mg 3 times a day and studies showed improved exercise tolerance. Studies of coenzyme Q10 for statin-induced muscle aches are typically dosed around 200 mg once a day. Testing for cardiomyopathy requires a full cardiac workup by a cardiologist, treating muscle loss depends on the cause, consult your internist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Statins have not been proven in primary prev. Of cad. If chol is lowered sig(ldl<80) and CAD develops, how can we say choles. #'s are the cause!?
1st statement wrong: Statins improved cardiac outcomes in primary prevention in woscops, afcaps, hps, + jupiter trials. But it doesn't reduce events to zero, just 20-30% fewer heart attacks and deaths than the untreated group. Significant prevention but not a guarantee, so yes there are other factors that promote disease even on statins, including genetics, diabetes, hypertension, and unhealthy lifestyles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more
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