Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Do statins have any effect on cognitive function or dementia?

Bottom-line:
Available evidence indicates that statins do not prevent^ treat^ or cause cognitive impairment or dementia. The FDA warning seems to be based primarily on case reports that may reflect idiosyncratic short-term “fuzzy” thinking. Decisions to prescribe statins should not be altered.


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Publication Date: 2014-6-9
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 16:41:01