Review: could Lipitor cause Parkinson's disease?
Summary: Parkinson's disease is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are male, 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, 249 have Parkinson's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Parkinson's disease and more.
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Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 132,784 Lipitor users)
Parkinson's disease has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia. (latest reports from 24,974 Parkinson's disease patients)
On Jan, 26, 2015: 129,879 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 253 people (0.19%) 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||9.09%||6.06%||15.15%||15.15%||30.30%||18.18%||6.06% |
Gender of people who have Parkinson's disease when taking Lipitor * :
|Parkinson's disease||49.43%||50.57% |
Age of people who have Parkinson's disease when taking Lipitor * :
|Parkinson's disease||1.48%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||3.94%||18.72%||75.86% |
Severity of Parkinson's disease when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Parkinson's disease||20.00%||0.00%||20.00%||60.00% |
How people recovered from Parkinson's disease ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Parkinson's disease||0.00%||25.00%||75.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (38 people, 15.02%)
- Hypertension (35 people, 13.83%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (26 people, 10.28%)
- Parkinson's disease (26 people, 10.28%)
- Osteoporosis (22 people, 8.70%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (78 people, 30.83%)
- Norvasc (38 people, 15.02%)
- Lisinopril (37 people, 14.62%)
- Furosemide (35 people, 13.83%)
- Plavix (35 people, 13.83%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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but the Amitriptyline instructions say do not take with MAO-B inhibitors, Azilect is an MAO-B inhibitors
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My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid dreams that carry over when she awakens, or if she wakes up and sees visions. I do not want to change her meds, if possible. This combination of Aricept, Namenda and Lexapro have allowed her to be sharper mentally than she has in a number of years. Except for the hallucinations, it's been nothing short of amazing. Please help. Thank you
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From this study (3 years ago):
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