Review: could Lipitor cause Fasciculations of muscle (Muscle twitching)?
Summary: Fasciculations of muscle is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Prilosec, and have High blood cholesterol. We study 129,927 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 351 have Fasciculations of muscle. Find out below who they are, when they have Fasciculations of muscle and more.
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Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 132,834 Lipitor users)
Fasciculations of muscle
Fasciculations of muscle (twitching of voluntary muscle of body) has been reported by people with depression, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 11,076 Fasciculations of muscle patients)
On May, 4, 2015: 129,920 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 351 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||4.44%||20.00%||8.89%||20.00%||11.11%||31.11%||4.44% |
Gender of people who have Fasciculations of muscle when taking Lipitor * :
|Fasciculations of muscle||44.26%||55.74% |
Age of people who have Fasciculations of muscle when taking Lipitor * :
|Fasciculations of muscle||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||7.22%||14.78%||30.24%||47.77% |
Severity of Fasciculations of muscle when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Fasciculations of muscle||27.27%||36.36%||27.27%||9.09% |
How people recovered from Fasciculations of muscle ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Fasciculations of muscle||14.29%||0.00%||85.71% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (76 people, 21.65%)
- Depression (53 people, 15.10%)
- Hypertension (44 people, 12.54%)
- Multiple myeloma (44 people, 12.54%)
- Sleep disorder (29 people, 8.26%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prilosec (105 people, 29.91%)
- Aspirin (95 people, 27.07%)
- Neurontin (91 people, 25.93%)
- Coumadin (79 people, 22.51%)
- Zometa (75 people, 21.37%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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