Lipitor and Restless leg syndrome - from FDA reports
Restless leg syndrome is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Depression. This review analyzes which people have Restless leg syndrome with Lipitor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 185,636 people who have side effects when taking Lipitor from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 20, 2017
185,636 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 477 people (0.26%) have Restless leg syndrome
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Lipitor when people have Restless leg syndrome *:
- < 1 month: 6.06 %
- 1 - 6 months: 24.24 %
- 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
- 1 - 2 years: 21.21 %
- 2 - 5 years: 12.12 %
- 5 - 10 years: 22.73 %
- 10+ years: 4.55 %
Gender of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Lipitor *:
- female: 68.22 %
- male: 31.78 %
Age of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Lipitor *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.29 %
- 30-39: 1.45 %
- 40-49: 17.05 %
- 50-59: 34.1 %
- 60+: 47.11 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (69 people, 14.47%)
- Arthritis (43 people, 9.01%)
- Stress And Anxiety (38 people, 7.97%)
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (32 people, 6.71%)
- Osteoporosis (30 people, 6.29%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lasix (84 people, 17.61%)
- Neurontin (77 people, 16.14%)
- Nexium (76 people, 15.93%)
- Prilosec (74 people, 15.51%)
- Norvasc (67 people, 14.05%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fatigue (139 people, 29.14%)
- Stress And Anxiety (129 people, 27.04%)
- Pain In Extremity (124 people, 26.00%)
- Insomnia (124 people, 26.00%)
- Pain (119 people, 24.95%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Questions to the study
Hi. Just after some advice. I'd had a RSL for years and this has worsened to the point that about twice per week I am awakened during the night and need to get out of bed to stretch my legs. Normally I can return to sleep pretty easily so I guess I can't complain too much. I was prescribed ...
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