STATINS WORSEN ABSENCE SEIZURES- (10-20-04)

Lovastatin exacerbates atypical absence seizures with only minimal effects on brain sterols

I was not aware that one of the side effects of the statin drugs was a certain type of seizure in humans. But, considering that the statins lower the production of CoQ10 along with the cholesterol it was supposed to lower, this really is not a surprise. CoQ10 is an important component of energy production, so in tissues like muscle, brain and liver, a drop in CoQ10 levels can have disastrous results.

Lovastatin exacerbates atypical absence seizures with only minimal effects on brain sterols — Serbanescu et al. 45 (11): 203 –

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