Review: could Lovastatin cause Memory Impairment?


Memory impairment is found among people who take Lovastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 13,555 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 262 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.

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Lovastatin has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lovastatin 13,521 users)

Memory Impairment

Memory impairment has been reported by people with confusional state, weakness, drowsiness, diarrhea, memory loss (latest reports from 71,070 Memory impairment patients).

On Aug, 19, 2016

13,555 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin.
Among them, 262 people (1.93%) have Memory Impairment

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lovastatin cause Memory impairment?

Time on Lovastatin when people have Memory Impairment *:

  • < 1 month: 3.23 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.68 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 22.58 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 19.35 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 32.26 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.68 %
  • 10+ years: 3.23 %

Gender of people who have Memory Impairment when taking Lovastatin *:

  • female: 66.41 %
  • male: 33.59 %

Age of people who have Memory Impairment when taking Lovastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.5 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 10.89 %
  • 50-59: 25.74 %
  • 60+: 62.87 %

Severity if Memory Impairment when taking Lovastatin **:

  • least: 11.11 %
  • moderate: 44.44 %
  • severe: 44.44 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Memory Impairment **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (50 people)
  • Hypertension (32 people)
  • Depression (27 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (20 people)
  • Anxiety (18 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (55 people)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (43 people)
  • Lisinopril (42 people)
  • Atenolol (38 people)
  • Omeprazole (34 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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