Review: could Lipitor cause Leg Pain?


Summary

Leg pain is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Baby Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 146,965 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Leg pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Leg pain and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 149,816 users)

Leg Pain

Leg pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, back pain, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 962 Leg pain patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

146,965 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 15 people (0.01%) have Leg Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Leg pain?

Time on Lipitor when people have Leg Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20.0 %
  • 10+ years: 26.67 %

Gender of people who have Leg Pain when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 40 %
  • male: 60 %

Age of people who have Leg Pain when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 20.0 %
  • 50-59: 6.67 %
  • 60+: 73.33 %

Severity if Leg Pain when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 35.71 %
  • severe: 64.29 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Leg Pain **:

  • while on drug: 14.29 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 85.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (18 people)
  • High Blood Pressure (16 people)
  • Gerd (14 people)
  • Vascular Procedure Complication (12 people)
  • Cardiac Stress Test Abnormal (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prilosec Otc (12 people)
  • Plavix (12 people)
  • Hyzaar (12 people)
  • Baby Aspirin (12 people)
  • Antarctic Krill Oil (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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