Lipitor and Muscle cramps - from FDA reports


Summary

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 High blood cholesterol . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 750 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps 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 181,266 users)

Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 10,549 Muscle cramps patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 750 people (0.43%) have Muscle Cramps


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Muscle cramps?

Time on Lipitor when people have Muscle Cramps *:

  • < 1 month: 7.78 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.89 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.44 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 32.22 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.44 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 60.49 %
  • male: 39.51 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.18 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 4.63 %
  • 40-49: 11.59 %
  • 50-59: 20.5 %
  • 60+: 63.1 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (130 people, 17.33%)
  • Osteoporosis (47 people, 6.27%)
  • Ill-Defined Disorder (38 people, 5.07%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (28 people, 3.73%)
  • High Blood Pressure (28 people, 3.73%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Forteo (57 people, 7.60%)
  • Norvasc (55 people, 7.33%)
  • Atenolol (52 people, 6.93%)
  • Vioxx (48 people, 6.40%)
  • Synthroid (45 people, 6.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Muscle Aches (207 people, 27.60%)
  • Weakness (162 people, 21.60%)
  • Joint Pain (102 people, 13.60%)
  • Chest Pain (94 people, 12.53%)
  • Fatigue (92 people, 12.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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