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Review: could Lipitor cause Muscle spasms?

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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 Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 129,823 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,281 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,722 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Trend of lipitor reports

Muscle spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) (latest reports from 55,745 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.

Trend of Muscle spasms reports

On Oct, 26, 2014: 129,802 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 3,281 people (2.53%) have Muscle Spasms.

Trend of Muscle spasms in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Muscle spasms * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle spasms17.39%26.41%8.53%12.88%15.46%15.62%3.70%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle spasms60.19%39.81%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle spasms0.00%0.04%0.04%0.17%3.12%11.18%24.47%60.99%

Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle spasms0.00%40.00%60.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle spasms0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (1,103 people, 33.62%)
  2. Hypertension (419 people, 12.77%)
  3. Blood cholesterol (188 people, 5.73%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (152 people, 4.63%)
  5. Hyperlipidaemia (140 people, 4.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (576 people, 17.56%)
  2. Nexium (269 people, 8.20%)
  3. Plavix (269 people, 8.20%)
  4. Lisinopril (246 people, 7.50%)
  5. Atenolol (244 people, 7.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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