Review: could Lipitor cause Sciatica?
We study 129,768 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 322 have Sciatica. Find out below who they are, when they have Sciatica and more.
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Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,657 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Sciatica (a set of symptoms including pain caused by general compression or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots of each sciatic nerve) (latest reports from 44,929 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis.
On Aug, 21, 2014: 129,760 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 327 people (0.25%) have Sciatica. They amount to 0.73% of all the 44,917 people who have Sciatica on eHealthMe.
Time on Lipitor when people have Sciatica * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Sciatica when taking Lipitor * :
Age of people who have Sciatica when taking Lipitor * :
Severity of Sciatica when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Sciatica ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (95 people, 29.05%)
- Hypertension (45 people, 13.76%)
- Osteoporosis (38 people, 11.62%)
- Multiple myeloma (24 people, 7.34%)
- Depression (22 people, 6.73%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (102 people, 31.19%)
- Zometa (85 people, 25.99%)
- Atenolol (67 people, 20.49%)
- Celebrex (61 people, 18.65%)
- Vicodin (56 people, 17.13%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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