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Review: could Lipitor cause Restless legs (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 legs. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs 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 legs

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

On Oct, 26, 2014: 129,802 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 374 people (0.29%) have Restless Legs.

Trend of Restless legs in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Restless legs * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless legs3.03%27.27%9.09%16.67%9.09%30.30%4.55%

Gender of people who have Restless legs when taking Lipitor * :

FemaleMale
Restless legs67.03%32.97%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless legs0.00%0.00%0.00%0.67%1.34%17.45%37.58%42.95%

Severity of Restless legs when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless legs0.00%38.46%38.46%23.08%

How people recovered from Restless legs ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless legs0.00%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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  • From this study (9 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.

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  • From this study (9 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?

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