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Review: could Lipitor cause Sciatica?

Summary: Sciatica could be caused by Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 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, 327 have Sciatica. Find out below who they are, when they have Sciatica and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,504 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Sciatica

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 44,448 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 129,629 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 327 people (0.25%) have Sciatica. They amount to 0.74% of all the 44,375 people who have Sciatica on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sciatica in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Sciatica * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sciatica13.43%13.43%8.96%11.94%34.33%16.42%1.49%

Gender of people who have Sciatica when taking Lipitor * :

FemaleMale
Sciatica62.50%37.50%

Age of people who have Sciatica when taking Lipitor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sciatica0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.40%15.54%19.92%64.14%

Severity of Sciatica when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sciatica0.00%60.00%40.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Sciatica ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sciatica0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (95 people, 29.05%)
  2. Hypertension (45 people, 13.76%)
  3. Osteoporosis (38 people, 11.62%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (24 people, 7.34%)
  5. Depression (22 people, 6.73%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (102 people, 31.19%)
  2. Zometa (85 people, 25.99%)
  3. Atenolol (67 people, 20.49%)
  4. Celebrex (61 people, 18.65%)
  5. Vicodin (56 people, 17.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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