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Review: could Lipitor cause Burning sensation?

Summary: Burning sensation could be caused by Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 129,629 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 866 have Burning sensation. Find out below who they are, when they have Burning sensation and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,504 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Burning sensation

Burning sensation (latest reports from 120,228 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 129,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 866 people (0.67%) have Burning Sensation. They amount to 0.72% of all the 119,730 people who have Burning Sensation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Burning sensation in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Burning sensation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Burning sensation7.76%35.34%11.21%8.62%16.38%14.66%6.03%

Gender of people who have Burning sensation when taking Lipitor * :

FemaleMale
Burning sensation58.77%41.23%

Age of people who have Burning sensation when taking Lipitor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Burning sensation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.61%1.82%14.37%27.69%55.52%

Severity of Burning sensation when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Burning sensation100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Burning sensation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (241 people, 27.83%)
  2. Hypertension (81 people, 9.35%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (39 people, 4.50%)
  4. Blood cholesterol (28 people, 3.23%)
  5. High density lipoprotein decreased (28 people, 3.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (200 people, 23.09%)
  2. Niaspan (110 people, 12.70%)
  3. Atenolol (82 people, 9.47%)
  4. Plavix (80 people, 9.24%)
  5. Neurontin (67 people, 7.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I played shuttle after a longtime and got right hand pain from fingers to elbow.
    The very next day met a neurologist and he prescribed a muscle relaxant tablet named "ARFLUR MR". I just had only one tablet in night and from the very next day morning, I felt drowsy and vommitting sensation and when driving car I felt this dizziness more, but anyway I was able to do all my day to day activities,. I feel this for 4 days then went to a multispeciality hospital and took full body check up and found all my blood sugar, pressure, heart beat, NRI brain, liver function NORMAL. So doctor told it was drug induced mild vertigo as a side effect of chlorzoxazone. Now I am taking vitamin tablets & Vertin 16 mg tablet for past 3 days and taking rest. Rarely twice a day I feel mildly dizzy. I need to know when I will be completely back to form Playful, swimming, jogging and I am a adventurous tourist. Please help me on this......
    I played shuttle after a longtime and got right hand pain from fingers to elbow.
    The very next day met a neurologist and he prescribed a muscle relaxant tablet named "ARFLUR MR". I just had only one tablet in night and from the very next day morning, I felt drowsy and vommitting sensation and when driving car I felt this dizziness more, but anyway I was able to do all my day to day activities,. I feel this for 4 days then went to a multispeciality hospital and took full body check up and found all my blood sugar, pressure, heart beat, NRI brain, liver function NORMAL. So doctor told it was drug induced mild vertigo as a side effect of chlorzoxazone. Now I am taking vitamin tablets & Vertin 16 mg tablet for past 3 days and taking rest. Rarely twice a day I feel mildly dizzy. I need to know when I will be completely back to form Playful, swimming, jogging and I am a adventurous tourist. Please help me on this......

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