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Review: could Lipitor cause Neck pain?

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 129,879 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,108 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 132,784 Lipitor users)

Neck pain

Neck pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 24,386 Neck pain patients)

On Jan, 14, 2015: 129,879 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 1,108 people (0.85%) have Neck Pain.

Trend of Neck pain in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Neck pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Neck pain12.77%20.57%8.51%9.22%24.11%14.89%9.93%

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

FemaleMale
Neck pain55.77%44.23%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Neck pain0.11%0.00%0.00%0.33%3.89%15.91%18.46%61.29%

Severity of Neck pain when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Neck pain6.25%50.00%43.75%0.00%

How people recovered from Neck pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Neck pain0.00%22.22%77.78%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (206 people, 18.59%)
  2. Hypertension (108 people, 9.75%)
  3. Pain (74 people, 6.68%)
  4. Osteoporosis (71 people, 6.41%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (60 people, 5.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (288 people, 25.99%)
  2. Prilosec (181 people, 16.34%)
  3. Zometa (175 people, 15.79%)
  4. Fosamax (152 people, 13.72%)
  5. Lasix (149 people, 13.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Em on Jun, 23, 2014:

    Stop taking it AND call your physician immediately.

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