Related topic: Lipitor, Restless legs
Review: could Lipitor cause Restless legs?
Summary: Restless legs could be caused by Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.
We study 129,629 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 373 have Restless legs. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs and more.
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Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,504 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Restless legs (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 68,149 patients) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.
On Apr, 9, 2014: 129,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 373 people (0.29%) have Restless Legs. They amount to 0.55% of all the 67,269 people who have Restless Legs on eHealthMe.
Time on Lipitor when people have Restless legs * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Restless legs||3.08%||27.69%||9.23%||16.92%||9.23%||29.23%||4.62% |
Gender of people who have Restless legs when taking Lipitor * :
|Restless legs||66.94%||33.06% |
Age of people who have Restless legs when taking Lipitor * :
|Restless legs||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.67%||1.35%||17.51%||37.71%||42.76% |
Severity of Restless legs when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Restless legs||0.00%||41.67%||33.33%||25.00% |
How people recovered from Restless legs ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Restless legs||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (61 people, 16.35%)
- Depression (56 people, 15.01%)
- Arthritis (37 people, 9.92%)
- Restless legs syndrome (36 people, 9.65%)
- Hypertension (32 people, 8.58%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (79 people, 21.18%)
- Lasix (69 people, 18.50%)
- Neurontin (69 people, 18.50%)
- Nexium (67 people, 17.96%)
- Prilosec (62 people, 16.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) is often used for high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions Lipitor is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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From this study (2 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 (2 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.
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