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Review: could Lipitor cause Parkinson's disease?

We study 129,802 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 249 have Parkinson's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Parkinson's disease and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,675 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (latest reports from 59,481 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 129,768 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 252 people (0.19%) have Parkinson's Disease.

Trend of Parkinson's disease in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Parkinson's disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Parkinson's disease9.38%6.25%15.62%15.62%31.25%18.75%3.12%

Gender of people who have Parkinson's disease when taking Lipitor * :

FemaleMale
Parkinson's disease49.62%50.38%

Age of people who have Parkinson's disease when taking Lipitor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Parkinson's disease1.49%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.96%18.81%75.74%

Severity of Parkinson's disease when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Parkinson's disease25.00%0.00%0.00%75.00%

How people recovered from Parkinson's disease ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Parkinson's disease0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (38 people, 15.08%)
  2. Hypertension (35 people, 13.89%)
  3. Hyperlipidaemia (26 people, 10.32%)
  4. Parkinson's disease (25 people, 9.92%)
  5. Osteoporosis (22 people, 8.73%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (78 people, 30.95%)
  2. Norvasc (38 people, 15.08%)
  3. Lisinopril (37 people, 14.68%)
  4. Furosemide (35 people, 13.89%)
  5. Plavix (35 people, 13.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • 4 yrs of lipitor therapy resulted in onset of neurodegenerative disease resembling parkinson's disease, no amount of time or therapy has been able to positively affect this disease. statins are poisons for me.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • tremor right hand, shuffling gait, speech difficulty, rigidity of muscles, parkinson's disease

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Following 4 yrs of Lipitor 10 mgm/day for "primary prevention" for slightly increased total cholesterol, patient diagnosed with parkinson's disease. Developed all 4 cardinal signs of Parkinson's. Discovered patient has 2 risk alleles for SLCO1B1 gene, 2 identified forms (SLCO1B1*5 and SLCO1B1*15). Individuals with either variations found to have greatly increased statin plasma levels, reported from 136% to 400% ABOVE normal. Toxic levels of a statin for anyone. We feel this individual had toxic levels for the 4 yrs of therapy, while being told over and over again "It's NOT the STATIN". We vehemently disagree.

    Reply

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