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. This review analyzes which people have Muscle cramps with Lipitor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 182,463 people who have side effects when taking Lipitor from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 24, 2017

182,463 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 750 people (0.41%) 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.

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Lipitor

Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 188,717 users)

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Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 10,603 Muscle cramps patients).

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