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Review: could Lipitor cause Neck pain?

Summary: Neck pain could be caused by Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 129,629 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,103 have Neck pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Neck pain and more.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 129,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 1,103 people (0.85%) have Neck Pain. They amount to 0.64% of all the 171,741 people who have Neck Pain on eHealthMe.

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 pain12.32%21.01%8.70%9.42%23.91%15.22%9.42%

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

FemaleMale
Neck pain55.75%44.25%

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%0.34%3.80%15.88%18.34%61.52%

Severity of Neck pain when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Neck pain9.09%63.64%27.27%0.00%

How people recovered from Neck pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Neck pain0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (206 people, 18.68%)
  2. Hypertension (107 people, 9.70%)
  3. Pain (74 people, 6.71%)
  4. Osteoporosis (71 people, 6.44%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (60 people, 5.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (288 people, 26.11%)
  2. Prilosec (180 people, 16.32%)
  3. Zometa (175 people, 15.87%)
  4. Fosamax (152 people, 13.78%)
  5. Lasix (149 people, 13.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Neck pain joint and neck muscle pain, neck joint pops. Hurts to turn head to the left side. Turning to the right is not as bad.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • 44 y/o female, type 1 diabetes 38 years, 2 heart attacks, 4 stents, congestive heart failure, renal failure. Was put on statin drugs approx. 6 years ago after first MI. Didn't feel good, felt better after I quit taking them. In January, had another MI, with stent intervention. Approximately 8 weeks later, began feeling worse again, went back to doctor. Had another angio, was told my heart was fine. Quit taking statin and pain went away almost immediately. In July, another small MI, with stent intervention and put back on statin. Immediately began having severe neck and back pain with no injury, trouble sleeping, troubling dreams, extreme fatigue. Almost 6 weeks to the day, began having moderate chest pain and returned to ER, had another angio which showed all coronary open and clear, no reason for chest and back pain.

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    gil on Sep, 6, 2012:

    Hello. My wife seems to have the same medical issues you've had. May I know what medicines you are taking now?

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    Brenda on Oct, 8, 2012:

    Hi - currently taking: Lantus and Humalog insulin, Coreg, Hydralazine, Wellbutrin, Celexa, Plavix, Aspirin, Ferrous Sulfate (iron). On occasion I take Lasix for fluid retention and with that I take potassium. I have recently been prescribed Ranexa by my nephrologist, but am not sure I want to take it. Supposedly it is to be taken in conjunction with the hydrazine. Since I quit taking the Statins (cholesterol meds), I feel sooooo much better. Also, I take Norco for overall pain, mostly from neuropathy in my legs.

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