Review: could Lipitor cause Dystonia?


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 146,965 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 87 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 149,816 users)


Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, memory loss, swallowing difficulty, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 16,067 Dystonia patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

146,965 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 87 people (0.06%) have Dystonia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Dystonia?

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: 66.27 %
  • male: 33.73 %

Age of people who have Dystonia when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.7 %
  • 40-49: 12.96 %
  • 50-59: 29.63 %
  • 60+: 53.7 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (9 people)
  • Depression (8 people)
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (6 people)
  • Ill-Defined Disorder (5 people)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (5 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metoclopramide (32 people)
  • Aspirin (19 people)
  • Prevacid (17 people)
  • Prilosec (13 people)
  • Lorazepam (12 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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