Review: could Lipitor cause Muscle spasms?
We study 129,768 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 (latest outcomes from 132,670 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) (latest reports from 350,150 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.
On Sep, 10, 2014: 129,768 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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