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Review: could Lipitor cause Restless legs (Restless Leg Syndrome)?

Summary: Restless legs 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 129,898 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 has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 132,798 Lipitor users)

Restless legs

Restless legs (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 17,480 Restless legs patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 129,879 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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