Review: could Lipitor cause Sciatica?
Summary: Sciatica is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 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, 322 have Sciatica. Find out below who they are, when they have Sciatica and more.
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Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 132,798 Lipitor users)
Sciatica (a set of symptoms including pain caused by general compression or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots of each sciatic nerve) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 7,145 Sciatica patients)
On Feb, 2, 2015: 129,879 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 327 people (0.25%) have Sciatica.
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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