Review: could Lipitor cause Restless Leg Syndrome?


Restless leg syndrome is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Neurontin, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 146,964 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 408 have Restless leg syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless leg syndrome and more.

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Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 143,537 users)

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, pathological gambling, drowsiness, insomnia (latest reports from 18,352 Restless leg syndrome patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

146,964 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 408 people (0.28%) have Restless Leg Syndrome

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Restless leg syndrome?

Time on Lipitor when people have Restless Leg Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 2.94 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.47 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.82 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.18 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.82 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 29.41 %
  • 10+ years: 7.35 %

Gender of people who have Restless Leg Syndrome when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 67.36 %
  • male: 32.64 %

Age of people who have Restless Leg Syndrome when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.66 %
  • 30-39: 1.32 %
  • 40-49: 18.42 %
  • 50-59: 33.88 %
  • 60+: 45.72 %

Severity if Restless Leg Syndrome when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 38.46 %
  • severe: 38.46 %
  • most severe: 23.08 %

How people recovered from Restless Leg Syndrome **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (66 people)
  • Depression (65 people)
  • Arthritis (41 people)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (40 people)
  • Hypertension (37 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (72 people)
  • Lasix (71 people)
  • Prilosec (66 people)
  • Nexium (66 people)
  • Ambien (64 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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