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Review: could Lipitor cause Leg pain?

Summary: Leg pain is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also take medication Baby aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol. We study 129,927 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 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 132,834 Lipitor users)

Leg pain

Leg pain has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, gastroesophageal reflux disease, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 1,104 Leg pain patients)

On May, 9, 2015: 129,920 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 10 people (0.01%) have Leg Pain.

Trend of Leg pain in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Leg pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Leg pain0.00%10.00%20.00%20.00%10.00%10.00%30.00%

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

FemaleMale
Leg pain50.00%50.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Leg pain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%10.00%70.00%

Severity of Leg pain when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Leg pain0.00%40.00%60.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Leg pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Leg pain20.00%0.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. High blood cholesterol (5 people, 50.00%)
  2. High blood pressure (3 people, 30.00%)
  3. Gerd (2 people, 20.00%)
  4. Type 2 diabetes (2 people, 20.00%)
  5. Bone and joint pain (1 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Baby aspirin (1 people, 10.00%)
  2. Plavix (1 people, 10.00%)
  3. Hyzaar (1 people, 10.00%)
  4. Prilosec otc (1 people, 10.00%)
  5. Ibuprofen (1 people, 10.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I stop pradaxa a week before having pain shot for lower back pain. I have no pain or weakness for about a week after going back on pradaxa. This has happended three times now. Can't say for sure the pradaxa is the cause or if that is the amount of time the pain shot last.

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  • These cramps started about 3 months ago and have gotten progressively worse. I am concerned about the medication lisinopryl being a major cause and/or developing ALS as my grandfather had.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Most recently, when taking all my medication as I have in the past, I have been getting double vision . I take it all together in the am, except for warfarin and atorvastatin, which I take in evening.

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