Lipitor and Sciatica - from FDA reports


Summary

Sciatica 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 Zometa, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 401 have Sciatica. Find out below who they are, when they have Sciatica and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 181,277 users)

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) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteopenia, multiple sclerosis, pain (latest reports from 11,266 Sciatica patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 401 people (0.23%) have Sciatica


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Sciatica?

Time on Lipitor when people have Sciatica *:

  • < 1 month: 14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14 %
  • 10+ years: 2 %

Gender of people who have Sciatica when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 65.96 %
  • male: 34.04 %

Age of people who have Sciatica when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.7 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 19.51 %
  • 60+: 65.51 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (132 people, 32.92%)
  • Osteoporosis (54 people, 13.47%)
  • High Blood Pressure (36 people, 8.98%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (28 people, 6.98%)
  • Arthritis (23 people, 5.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (96 people, 23.94%)
  • Aspirin (85 people, 21.20%)
  • Atenolol (71 people, 17.71%)
  • Celebrex (70 people, 17.46%)
  • Aredia (63 people, 15.71%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (145 people, 36.16%)
  • Pain In Extremity (142 people, 35.41%)
  • Pain (141 people, 35.16%)
  • Back Pain (141 people, 35.16%)
  • Joint Pain (135 people, 33.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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