Lipitor and Restless legs - from FDA reports


Summary

Restless legs 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 Lasix, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 459 have Restless legs. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 181,266 users)

Restless Legs

Restless legs has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain (latest reports from 25,236 Restless legs patients).

On Jan, 23, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 459 people (0.26%) have Restless Legs


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Restless legs?

Time on Lipitor when people have Restless Legs *:

  • < 1 month: 3.03 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.24 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 21.21 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.12 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.76 %
  • 10+ years: 4.55 %

Gender of people who have Restless Legs when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 68.29 %
  • male: 31.71 %

Age of people who have Restless Legs when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.3 %
  • 30-39: 1.49 %
  • 40-49: 17.31 %
  • 50-59: 34.03 %
  • 60+: 46.87 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (134 people, 29.19%)
  • Depression (68 people, 14.81%)
  • High Blood Pressure (45 people, 9.80%)
  • Arthritis (43 people, 9.37%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (38 people, 8.28%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (81 people, 17.65%)
  • Neurontin (76 people, 16.56%)
  • Nexium (72 people, 15.69%)
  • Prilosec (71 people, 15.47%)
  • Ambien (66 people, 14.38%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (137 people, 29.85%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (126 people, 27.45%)
  • Pain In Extremity (120 people, 26.14%)
  • Insomnia (120 people, 26.14%)
  • Pain (114 people, 24.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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