Review: could Lipitor cause Muscle Cramps?


Muscle cramps is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Forteo, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 146,965 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 770 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.

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

Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, blood bilirubin increased, abdominal pain, blood alkaline phosphatase increased, memory loss (latest reports from 10,491 Muscle cramps patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

146,965 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 770 people (0.52%) have Muscle Cramps

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Muscle cramps?

Time on Lipitor when people have Muscle Cramps *:

  • < 1 month: 6.36 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 17.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.45 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.09 %
  • 10+ years: 5.45 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Cramps when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 60.61 %
  • male: 39.39 %

Age of people who have Muscle Cramps when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.17 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 4.65 %
  • 40-49: 11.36 %
  • 50-59: 21.34 %
  • 60+: 62.48 %

Severity if Muscle Cramps when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 55.56 %
  • severe: 44.44 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Muscle Cramps **:

  • while on drug: 33.33 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (81 people)
  • Osteoporosis (47 people)
  • Ill-Defined Disorder (38 people)
  • Hypertension (28 people)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (28 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Forteo (57 people)
  • Norvasc (55 people)
  • Atenolol (54 people)
  • Vioxx (48 people)
  • Synthroid (46 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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