Review: could Lipitor cause Neck pain?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 25, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 129,745 people who take Lipitor. Among them, 1,068 have Neck pain. See who they are, when they have Neck pain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,452 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Lipitor include weakness, muscle aches, myalgia aggravated, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Neck pain (latest reports from 168,190 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, acupuncture and pain.
On Feb, 25, 2014: 123,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 1,068 people (0.86%) have Neck Pain.
Time on Lipitor when people have Neck pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Neck pain||12.59%||21.48%||8.15%||9.63%||24.44%||15.56%||8.15% |
Gender of people who have Neck pain when taking Lipitor * :
|Neck pain||56.11%||43.89% |
Age of people who have Neck pain when taking Lipitor * :
|Neck pain||0.11%||0.00%||0.00%||0.23%||3.89%||16.04%||18.33%||61.40% |
Severity of Neck pain when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Neck pain||10.00%||60.00%||30.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Neck pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Neck pain||0.00%||25.00%||75.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (205 people, 19.19%)
- Hypertension (106 people, 9.93%)
- Pain (73 people, 6.84%)
- Osteoporosis (64 people, 5.99%)
- Multiple myeloma (57 people, 5.34%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (282 people, 26.40%)
- Prilosec (175 people, 16.39%)
- Zometa (169 people, 15.82%)
- Lasix (145 people, 13.58%)
- Fosamax (143 people, 13.39%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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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.
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?
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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