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Review: could Lipitor cause Restless leg syndrome?

We study 129,802 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 374 have Restless leg syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless leg syndrome and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,700 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Restless leg syndrome

Restless leg syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 67,414 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 129,768 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 374 people (0.29%) have Restless Leg Syndrome.

Trend of Restless leg syndrome in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Restless leg syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless leg syndrome3.03%27.27%9.09%16.67%9.09%30.30%4.55%

Gender of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Lipitor * :

FemaleMale
Restless leg syndrome67.03%32.97%

Age of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Lipitor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless leg syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.67%1.34%17.45%37.58%42.95%

Severity of Restless leg syndrome when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless leg syndrome0.00%38.46%38.46%23.08%

How people recovered from Restless leg syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless leg syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (61 people, 16.31%)
  2. Depression (56 people, 14.97%)
  3. Arthritis (37 people, 9.89%)
  4. Restless legs syndrome (36 people, 9.63%)
  5. Hypertension (32 people, 8.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (79 people, 21.12%)
  2. Lasix (69 people, 18.45%)
  3. Neurontin (69 people, 18.45%)
  4. Nexium (67 people, 17.91%)
  5. Prilosec (62 people, 16.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Paul on Nov, 9, 2012:

    Is there a link between someone who takes Nexium, Celebrex, Levothyroxin, and Symvastatin to Type II Diabetes?

    Reply

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