Lipitor and Neck pain - from FDA reports


Summary

Neck pain 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 Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 1,312 have Neck pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Neck pain 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)

Neck Pain

Neck pain has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure (latest reports from 38,137 Neck pain patients).

On Feb, 22, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 1,312 people (0.75%) have Neck Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Neck pain?

Time on Lipitor when people have Neck Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 12.23 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.63 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.51 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 23.02 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.95 %
  • 10+ years: 11.51 %

Gender of people who have Neck Pain when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 58.91 %
  • male: 41.09 %

Age of people who have Neck Pain when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.1 %
  • 2-9: 0.1 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.5 %
  • 30-39: 3.69 %
  • 40-49: 14.17 %
  • 50-59: 19.56 %
  • 60+: 61.88 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (350 people, 26.68%)
  • High Blood Pressure (121 people, 9.22%)
  • Osteoporosis (98 people, 7.47%)
  • Pain (94 people, 7.16%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (66 people, 5.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (219 people, 16.69%)
  • Prilosec (184 people, 14.02%)
  • Zometa (179 people, 13.64%)
  • Lasix (150 people, 11.43%)
  • Fosamax (150 people, 11.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Back Pain (486 people, 37.04%)
  • Pain In Extremity (379 people, 28.89%)
  • Joint Pain (359 people, 27.36%)
  • Pain (358 people, 27.29%)
  • Headache (356 people, 27.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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