Review: could Lipitor cause Restless Legs?


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 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 legs. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs 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 Legs

Restless legs has been reported by people with ill-defined disorder, appetite - increased, burning sensation, activities of daily living impaired, memory loss (latest reports from 18,352 Restless legs patients).

On Aug, 20, 2016

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

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Restless legs?

Time on Lipitor when people have Restless Legs *:

  • < 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 Legs when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 67.36 %
  • male: 32.64 %

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

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

Severity if Restless Legs when taking Lipitor **:

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

How people recovered from Restless Legs **:

  • 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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