Could Lipitor cause Dystonia - from FDA reports
Dystonia 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 Metoclopramide, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 91 have Dystonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dystonia 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 181,226 users)
Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone) has been reported by people with indigestion, abdominal distension, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia (latest reports from 17,778 Dystonia patients).
On Dec, 24, 2016
175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 91 people (0.05%) have Dystonia
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Lipitor when people have Dystonia *:
- < 1 month: 0.0 %
- 1 - 6 months: 20 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 20 %
- 5 - 10 years: 40 %
- 10+ years: 20 %
Gender of people who have Dystonia when taking Lipitor *:
- female: 64.37 %
- male: 35.63 %
Age of people who have Dystonia when taking Lipitor *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 1.79 %
- 30-39: 3.57 %
- 40-49: 12.5 %
- 50-59: 28.57 %
- 60+: 53.57 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Cholesterol (9 people, 9.89%)
- Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (9 people, 9.89%)
- Depression (8 people, 8.79%)
- Menopause (5 people, 5.49%)
- Ill-Defined Disorder (5 people, 5.49%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Metoclopramide (32 people, 35.16%)
- Aspirin (19 people, 20.88%)
- Prevacid (17 people, 18.68%)
- Prilosec (13 people, 14.29%)
- Lorazepam (12 people, 13.19%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Tardive Dyskinesia (31 people, 34.07%)
- Extrapyramidal Disorder (30 people, 32.97%)
- Tremor (27 people, 29.67%)
- Pain (21 people, 23.08%)
- Chest Pain (19 people, 20.88%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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