Review: could Lipitor cause Restless leg syndrome?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.8/4
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, 373 have Restless leg syndrome. See who they are, when they have Restless leg syndrome 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.
Restless leg syndrome
Restless leg syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 66,168 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.
On Feb, 24, 2014: 123,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 364 people (0.29%) have Restless Leg Syndrome.
Time on Lipitor when people have Restless leg syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Restless leg syndrome||3.08%||27.69%||9.23%||16.92%||9.23%||29.23%||4.62% |
Gender of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Lipitor * :
|Restless leg syndrome||67.31%||32.69% |
Age of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Lipitor * :
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.68%||1.37%||17.12%||38.01%||42.81% |
Severity of Restless leg syndrome when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||41.67%||33.33%||25.00% |
How people recovered from Restless leg syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (60 people, 16.48%)
- Depression (56 people, 15.38%)
- Arthritis (37 people, 10.16%)
- Restless legs syndrome (35 people, 9.62%)
- Hypertension (31 people, 8.52%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (78 people, 21.43%)
- Neurontin (69 people, 18.96%)
- Lasix (68 people, 18.68%)
- Nexium (67 people, 18.41%)
- Norvasc (61 people, 16.76%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Have been on Gabapentin for years now. For the past 3-4 yrs, I have had a chronically elevated WBC without evidence of illness. WBCs run 10.5 to 13.0 consistently. Even when on antibiotics, has not dropped below 10.5. Am now wondering if this could be related to Gabapentin. The elevated WBCs have resulted in delay of care for back pain issues. At one time, I tried to get off of gabapentin - was titrating the dose(c my provider's permission). I noticed that the Restless Leg Syndrome that I had been experiencing had disappeared with the lower dose of Gabapentin. Unfortunately, the Meralgia Paresthetica synotoms increased & had to increase the Gabapentin back up. RLS came back with increased dose.
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Have been on Gabapentin for years now. For the past 3-4 yrs, I have had a chronically elevated WBC without evidence of illness.WBCs run 10.5 tp 13.0 consistanly. Even when on antibiotics, has not dropped below 10.5. Am now wondering if this could be related to Gabapentin. The elevated WBCs have resulted in delay of care for back pain issues. At one time, I tried to get off of gabapentin - was titrating the dose(c my provider's permission). I noticed that the Restless Leg Syndrome that I had been experiencing had disappeared with the lower dose of Gabapentin. Unfortunately, the Meralgia Paresthetica synotoms increase & had to increase the Gabapentin back up. RLS came back with increased dose.
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