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 . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 4,310 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms 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 181,277 users)

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,120 Muscle spasms patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 4,310 people (2.46%) have Muscle Spasms


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Muscle spasms?

Time on Lipitor when people have Muscle Spasms *:

  • < 1 month: 19.48 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.46 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.51 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.2 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.03 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.18 %
  • 10+ years: 4.14 %

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

  • female: 61.11 %
  • male: 38.89 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.14 %
  • 20-29: 0.28 %
  • 30-39: 3.06 %
  • 40-49: 9.99 %
  • 50-59: 22.58 %
  • 60+: 63.88 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (1,691 people, 39.23%)
  • High Blood Pressure (424 people, 9.84%)
  • Osteoporosis (185 people, 4.29%)
  • Diabetes (167 people, 3.87%)
  • Pain (147 people, 3.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (484 people, 11.23%)
  • Plavix (312 people, 7.24%)
  • Synthroid (296 people, 6.87%)
  • Lisinopril (265 people, 6.15%)
  • Crestor (265 people, 6.15%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Muscle Aches (948 people, 22.00%)
  • Pain In Extremity (859 people, 19.93%)
  • Weakness (799 people, 18.54%)
  • Pain (716 people, 16.61%)
  • Fatigue (672 people, 15.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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