Lipitor and Muscle spasms - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle spasms is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol. This review analyzes which people have Muscle spasms 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 May, 06, 2017

182,463 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 4,443 people (2.44%) have Muscle Spasms


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Muscle spasms?

Time on Lipitor when people have Muscle Spasms *:

  • < 1 month: 20.03 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.34 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.06 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.91 %
  • 10+ years: 3.77 %

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

  • female: 61.36 %
  • male: 38.64 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.03 %
  • 2-9: 0.03 %
  • 10-19: 0.14 %
  • 20-29: 0.27 %
  • 30-39: 3.07 %
  • 40-49: 10.12 %
  • 50-59: 22.62 %
  • 60+: 63.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (1,730 people, 38.94%)
  • High Blood Pressure (431 people, 9.70%)
  • Osteoporosis (188 people, 4.23%)
  • Diabetes (171 people, 3.85%)
  • Pain (152 people, 3.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (484 people, 10.89%)
  • Plavix (317 people, 7.13%)
  • Synthroid (313 people, 7.04%)
  • Crestor (281 people, 6.32%)
  • Lisinopril (265 people, 5.96%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Muscle Aches (961 people, 21.63%)
  • Pain In Extremity (890 people, 20.03%)
  • Weakness (821 people, 18.48%)
  • Pain (743 people, 16.72%)
  • Fatigue (694 people, 15.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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