Review: could Lipitor cause Fasciculations of muscle?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 1, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 129,745 people who take Lipitor. Among them, 349 have Fasciculations of muscle. See who they are, when they have Fasciculations of muscle and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,452 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Lipitor include weakness, muscle aches, myalgia aggravated, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Fasciculations of muscle
Fasciculations of muscle (twitching of voluntary muscle of body) (latest reports from 59,234 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure.
On Feb, 20, 2014: 123,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 330 people (0.27%) have Fasciculations Of Muscle.
Time on Lipitor when people have Fasciculations of muscle * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Fasciculations of muscle||4.88%||21.95%||9.76%||19.51%||9.76%||29.27%||4.88% |
Gender of people who have Fasciculations of muscle when taking Lipitor * :
|Fasciculations of muscle||42.73%||57.27% |
Age of people who have Fasciculations of muscle when taking Lipitor * :
|Fasciculations of muscle||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.27%||15.13%||31.37%||47.23% |
Severity of Fasciculations of muscle when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Fasciculations of muscle||11.11%||44.44%||33.33%||11.11% |
How people recovered from Fasciculations of muscle ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Fasciculations of muscle||20.00%||0.00%||80.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (74 people, 22.42%)
- Depression (52 people, 15.76%)
- Hypertension (43 people, 13.03%)
- Multiple myeloma (42 people, 12.73%)
- Nausea (28 people, 8.48%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prilosec (102 people, 30.91%)
- Aspirin (89 people, 26.97%)
- Neurontin (89 people, 26.97%)
- Coumadin (76 people, 23.03%)
- Zometa (71 people, 21.52%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (3 weeks ago):
Have been tested for ALS, Parkinson's, EMG, MRI on spine, all sorts of blood work have also been done.....ALL have come back NEGATIVE.
Doctors don't agree, but I think the Lipitor has been the cause. I am a very healthy 69 year old male with no other serious health issues.
From this study (4 months ago):
Items in section 3 are currently under evaluation. Most began to emerge, subtly, approximately 11 years ago and have intensified over the past 2-3 years. Myelomalacia involving a 9.5-cm segment of the posterior column of the spinal cord was demonstrated on MRI 2 weeks ago.
From this study (5 months ago):
I would get uncontrollable desire to stretch all my muscles. About 30 min. the stretching would subside and I would get sever chills then when the chills stopped fever. The last time I got fever it went to 103.5 before dropping.
Tylenol stopped the symptoms for about 1 1/2 year. The last time I got sick with these symptoms (NO OTHER SYMPTOMS), the Tylenol did not help at all.
When the fever would go away I felt okay.
I was tested for everything. All test showed nothing. Antibiotics would help to keep the symptoms from coming back. I stopped taking Lipitor about a month ago and had not had any symptoms since. I think this strange illness was a result of taking Lipitor.
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