Review: could Lipitor cause Muscle spasms?
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 129,927 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 has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 132,834 Lipitor users)
Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 56,984 Muscle spasms patients)
On Apr, 25, 2015: 129,920 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 3,281 people (2.53%) have Muscle Spasms.
Time on Lipitor when people have Muscle spasms * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle spasms||17.39%||26.41%||8.53%||12.88%||15.46%||15.62%||3.70% |
Gender of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Lipitor * :
|Muscle spasms||60.19%||39.81% |
Age of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Lipitor * :
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||0.04%||0.04%||0.17%||3.12%||11.18%||24.47%||60.99% |
Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||40.00%||60.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (1,103 people, 33.62%)
- Hypertension (419 people, 12.77%)
- Blood cholesterol (188 people, 5.73%)
- Diabetes mellitus (152 people, 4.63%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (140 people, 4.27%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (576 people, 17.56%)
- Nexium (269 people, 8.20%)
- Plavix (269 people, 8.20%)
- Lisinopril (246 people, 7.50%)
- Atenolol (244 people, 7.44%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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