Lipitor and 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. This review analyzes which people have Dystonia with Lipitor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 182,463 people who have side effects when taking Lipitor from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On Mar, 31, 2017
182,463 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 92 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: 64.77 %
- male: 35.23 %
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, 9.78%)
- Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (9 people, 9.78%)
- Depression (8 people, 8.70%)
- Menopause (5 people, 5.43%)
- Ill-Defined Disorder (5 people, 5.43%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Metoclopramide (32 people, 34.78%)
- Aspirin (19 people, 20.65%)
- Prevacid (17 people, 18.48%)
- Prilosec (13 people, 14.13%)
- Amoxicillin (12 people, 13.04%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Tardive Dyskinesia (31 people, 33.70%)
- Extrapyramidal Disorder (30 people, 32.61%)
- Tremor (28 people, 30.43%)
- Pain (22 people, 23.91%)
- Dyskinesia (19 people, 20.65%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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