Review: could Lipitor cause Parkinson's disease?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
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, 247 have Parkinson's disease. See who they are, when they have Parkinson's disease 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.
Parkinson's disease (latest reports from 59,517 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 123,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 251 people (0.20%) have Parkinson's Disease.
Time on Lipitor when people have Parkinson's disease * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Parkinson's disease||9.68%||6.45%||16.13%||16.13%||29.03%||19.35%||3.23% |
Gender of people who have Parkinson's disease when taking Lipitor * :
|Parkinson's disease||49.81%||50.19% |
Age of people who have Parkinson's disease when taking Lipitor * :
|Parkinson's disease||1.49%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||3.98%||18.91%||75.62% |
Severity of Parkinson's disease when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Parkinson's disease||33.33%||0.00%||0.00%||66.67% |
How people recovered from Parkinson's disease ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Parkinson's disease||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (38 people, 15.14%)
- Hypertension (35 people, 13.94%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (26 people, 10.36%)
- Parkinson's disease (25 people, 9.96%)
- Osteoporosis (22 people, 8.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (78 people, 31.08%)
- Norvasc (38 people, 15.14%)
- Lisinopril (37 people, 14.74%)
- Plavix (35 people, 13.94%)
- Furosemide (35 people, 13.94%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (13 months 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.
From this study (2 years ago):
tremor right hand, shuffling gait, speech difficulty, rigidity of muscles, parkinson's disease
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.
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