Review: could Lipitor cause Restless leg syndrome?
Summary: 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 Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol.
We study 129,879 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 has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 132,784 Lipitor users)
Restless leg syndrome
Restless Leg Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 17,452 Restless Leg Syndrome patients)
On Jan, 14, 2015: 129,879 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 374 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||3.03%||27.27%||9.09%||16.67%||9.09%||30.30%||4.55% |
Gender of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Lipitor * :
|Restless leg syndrome||67.03%||32.97% |
Age of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Lipitor * :
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.67%||1.34%||17.45%||37.58%||42.95% |
Severity of Restless leg syndrome when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||38.46%||38.46%||23.08% |
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 (61 people, 16.31%)
- Depression (56 people, 14.97%)
- Arthritis (37 people, 9.89%)
- Restless legs syndrome (36 people, 9.63%)
- Hypertension (32 people, 8.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (79 people, 21.12%)
- Lasix (69 people, 18.45%)
- Neurontin (69 people, 18.45%)
- Nexium (67 people, 17.91%)
- Prilosec (62 people, 16.58%)
* 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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