My roommate is 79 yrs old and has a diagnoses of slight dementia or early stage dementia. After starting this medication, I noticed a marked increase in her dizziness and decreased mental function. She feels more like she is "in a fog".
If pravastatin is the only change recently, since her condition has regressed, then yes it may be the cause.
Nervous system side effects of pravastatin have included headache (0.6% to 6.2%), dizziness, drowsiness, and weakness. Cranial nerve dysfunction, tremor, vertigo, fatigue, weight loss, memory loss, decline in cognitive function, paresthesias, peripheral neuropathy, and peripheral nerve palsy have been reported with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.
- Pravastatin Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Pravastatin (detailed)
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