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Review: could Lipitor cause Abnormal dreams?





Summary: Abnormal dreams is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Chantix, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 129,845 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 512 have Abnormal dreams. Find out below who they are, when they have Abnormal dreams and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 132,739 users)

Abnormal dreams

Abnormal dreams has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Abnormal dreams 15,230 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 129,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 512 people (0.39%) have Abnormal Dreams.

Trend of Abnormal dreams in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Abnormal dreams * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Abnormal dreams30.56%19.44%5.56%13.89%16.67%11.11%2.78%

Gender of people who have Abnormal dreams when taking Lipitor * :

FemaleMale
Abnormal dreams56.46%43.54%

Age of people who have Abnormal dreams when taking Lipitor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Abnormal dreams0.00%0.00%0.00%0.50%1.50%11.97%32.67%53.37%

Severity of Abnormal dreams when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Abnormal dreams0.00%83.33%16.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Abnormal dreams ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Abnormal dreams0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (226 people, 44.14%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (106 people, 20.70%)
  3. Hypertension (49 people, 9.57%)
  4. Depression (34 people, 6.64%)
  5. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (30 people, 5.86%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Chantix (251 people, 49.02%)
  2. Aspirin (76 people, 14.84%)
  3. Plavix (49 people, 9.57%)
  4. Atenolol (40 people, 7.81%)
  5. Synthroid (38 people, 7.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
    (Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, High Blood Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Dementia (controlled), and takes Multivitamin, Lipitor, Claritin, Allopurinol, Diltiazem Hydrochloride, Namenda Xr, Aricept, Dicyclomine Hydrochloride, Bystolic, Lexapro)
    My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid dreams that carry over when she awakens, or if she wakes up and sees visions. I do not want to change her meds, if possible. This combination of Aricept, Namenda and Lexapro have allowed her to be sharper mentally than she has in a number of years. Except for the hallucinations, it's been nothing short of amazing. Please help. Thank you
  • Laryngitis from depression?
    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Diabetic, Heart Attack, Hardly Any Voice For 8wks. Long History Of Depression. , and takes Lipitor, Metformin, Insulin, Prozac)
    I had a heart attack 3yrs ago, finding it hard to handle. Waiting for a complete knee replacement, also long history of back problems. Chronic pain. Diabetic on insulin.
  • What causes ideopathic polyneurothopy if not diabetic? (2 answers)
    (Asked by a 56 year old man who has Numbness And Tingling, Numbness In Hands Or Feet, and takes Atorvastatin Calcium, Vitamin D, CoQ-10, Adderall Xr 20, Bystolic, Azor)
    Numbness in ball of foot. Started on one right side and progressed to both. EMG indicated Ideopathic Polyneurothopy. Pre diabetic with A1C of 5.8 - only one reading ever exceeded diabetic criteria at 6.6. Started 6 months ago with slow progression. No pain, minor tingling. Not constant but progresses during day if working and wearing dress shoes(weekends much better). Eases quickly in evening with no shoes and only stocking feet but does no go away. Feeling is not so much numbness as it feels like sand under balls of feet, swelling (no real swelling) or bunched up sock. Again, no pain but very annoying. Dr (Neurologist or Family Dr) do not seem concerned.
  • My doctor prescribed citalopram for depression but l have myasthenia gravis is the ol
    (Asked by a 70 year old man who has Depression, and takes Lisinopril, Atorvastatin Calcium, Prednisolone, Azathioprine)
    Could anyone help, my doctor has given me citalopram for depression but I have myasthenia gravis is this ok I have read it might not be safe?
  • I take adelat and mavik and wonder why i would be taking 2 high blood meds i am 70 and pretty healthy. had / very small strokes about 4 years ago
    (Asked by a 70 year old woman who has Had High Blood Pressure And High Cholesterol But Neither Extremely High, and takes Lipitor, Adalat, Mavik)
    I had 2 very small strokes no after effects, and higher blood pressure and cholesterol but now a in control and wonder about all these drugs I take over a long period of time.

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    (Posted by a 62 year old man who has Erection Problems, Bad Dreams, Weight Loss, and takes Lisinopril, Lipitor)
    40 mg Lipitor for two months caused 8 pounds weight loss,thoughts of losing my mind ,racing heart rate,mental confusion,emergency visits twice,never in my life have gone to hospital by ambulance..5'11 178 BM 17 ,faithful gym rat ,all test ruled out physical issues,informed doctor, he didn't feel Lipitor was the cause,I stopped Lipitor 3 weeks later not losing weight ,bad dreams gone,feeling like myself again,hoping to regain the weight in time,Lisinpril 10 mg started two years ago ,has issues but did not connect until recently,3 months after taking started to have problems in the bedroom,only within the last 5 months did it occur to me was that was the cause of my sexual performance...had all test done testosterone ,blood work and all came back normal,stopped taking Lisinpril for 4 days a my manhood returned to normal!! Just spoke with doctor and says that shouldn't be????? Really ,he has since written me a new BP prescription,recent BP readings have been normal and will not take until BP rises....eating better ,with supplements ,,why Doctors don't believe the patient is incredulous ,thanks to sites like this people need to really question the health care their getting .....
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  • Strange dreams while sucking on a 2mg nicotine polacrilex lozenge
    (Posted by a 74 year old man who has Abnormal Dreams, and takes Nicotine Polacrilex)
    I had a dream in which I was aware of everything that was happening in the room around me, but purely auditory, I could hear the tv sound plainly but everything visual was very blurred.

    I tried to stand and was unable to balance myself. When I forced myself to my feet, I tried to call for help and someones arms and hands tried to help me stand and walk but I kept falling backwards to the couch on which I was sleeping.

    My wife was in the room and I tried calling out to her for help. I could only say her name and no matter how hard I tried to speak all that came out was a week, distorted sound of her name.

    This continued for several minutes. I finally forced myself awake but for a few moments I was extremely confused.

    The dream was vivid, and quite frightening and to be honest I still do not know how much of it was a dream or reality.

    I fell asleep with a 2mg lozenge of Polacrilex in in my mouth. When I awoke most of the lozenge had turned to a gummy, powderlike form under my tongue.

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