Review: could Lipitor cause Bone pain?
Summary: Bone pain is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis.
We study 129,845 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 751 have Bone pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Bone pain and more.
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Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 132,739 users)
Bone pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, breast cancer, high blood pressure, pain, multiple myeloma.(latest reports from Bone pain 20,822 patients)
On Dec, 13, 2014: 129,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 751 people (0.58%) have Bone Pain.
Time on Lipitor when people have Bone pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Bone pain||13.64%||21.21%||7.58%||10.61%||13.64%||22.73%||10.61% |
Gender of people who have Bone pain when taking Lipitor * :
|Bone pain||64.72%||35.28% |
Age of people who have Bone pain when taking Lipitor * :
|Bone pain||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.06%||2.58%||4.86%||28.88%||62.61% |
Severity of Bone pain when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Bone pain||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Bone pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Bone pain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (122 people, 16.25%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (120 people, 15.98%)
- Hypertension (58 people, 7.72%)
- Breast cancer (54 people, 7.19%)
- Metastases to bone (36 people, 4.79%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (207 people, 27.56%)
- Zometa (179 people, 23.83%)
- Atenolol (124 people, 16.51%)
- Aredia (106 people, 14.11%)
- Ambien (100 people, 13.32%)
* 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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