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Review: could Lipitor cause Knee pain?

Summary: Knee pain could be caused by Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Mestinon, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 129,629 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Knee pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Knee pain and more.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 129,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 4 people (0.00%) have Knee Pain. They amount to 0.64% of all the 629 people who have Knee Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Knee pain in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Knee pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Knee pain0.00%25.00%25.00%25.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Knee pain when taking Lipitor * :

FemaleMale
Knee pain75.00%25.00%

Age of people who have Knee pain when taking Lipitor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Knee pain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%50.00%25.00%

Severity of Knee pain when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Knee pain0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Knee pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Knee pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. High blood cholesterol (2 people, 50.00%)
  2. Heart mri (1 people, 25.00%)
  3. Myasthenia gravis (1 people, 25.00%)
  4. Cholesterol (1 people, 25.00%)
  5. Insomnia (1 people, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Mestinon (1 people, 25.00%)
  2. Gabapentin (1 people, 25.00%)
  3. Cellcept (1 people, 25.00%)
  4. Prednisone (1 people, 25.00%)
  5. Lunesta (1 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • Recently I have developed pain in my right knee that comes and goes. It gets better when stretched or I move around but is caused by my sitting with bended knee for a long duration. It sometimes transfers to my hip.

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