Review: could Lipitor cause Restless leg syndrome?
We study 129,760 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 (latest outcomes from 132,648 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 68,658 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.
On Aug, 13, 2014: 129,748 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 374 people (0.29%) have Restless Leg Syndrome. They amount to 0.54% of all the 68,639 people who have Restless Leg Syndrome on eHealthMe.
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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From this study (6 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.
From this study (6 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.
From this study (2 years ago):
Paul on Nov, 9, 2012:
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