Lipitor and Muscle cramps - from FDA reports
Muscle cramps is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Forteo, and have Osteoporosis. This review analyzes which people have Muscle cramps with Lipitor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 185,636 people who have side effects when taking Lipitor from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 23, 2017
185,636 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 750 people (0.4%) have Muscle cramps
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Lipitor when people have Muscle cramps *:
- < 1 month: 7.78 %
- 1 - 6 months: 22.22 %
- 6 - 12 months: 18.89 %
- 1 - 2 years: 14.44 %
- 2 - 5 years: 32.22 %
- 5 - 10 years: 4.44 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lipitor *:
- female: 60.49 %
- male: 39.51 %
Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lipitor *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.18 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 4.63 %
- 40-49: 11.59 %
- 50-59: 20.5 %
- 60+: 63.1 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Osteoporosis (47 people, 6.27%)
- Ill-Defined Disorder (38 people, 5.07%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (28 people, 3.73%)
- Pain (15 people, 2.00%)
- Depression (13 people, 1.73%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Forteo (57 people, 7.60%)
- Norvasc (55 people, 7.33%)
- Atenolol (52 people, 6.93%)
- Vioxx (48 people, 6.40%)
- Synthroid (45 people, 6.00%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Muscle Aches (207 people, 27.60%)
- Weakness (162 people, 21.60%)
- Joint Pain (102 people, 13.60%)
- Chest Pain (94 people, 12.53%)
- Fatigue (92 people, 12.27%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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