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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 146,965 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 348 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 149,816 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 rashes, drug ineffective, drowsiness, diarrhea, fatigue (latest reports from 8,259 Sciatica patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

146,965 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 348 people (0.24%) have Sciatica


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Sciatica?

Time on Lipitor when people have Sciatica *:

  • < 1 month: 17.02 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.89 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.77 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.89 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.02 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 19.15 %
  • 10+ years: 4.26 %

Gender of people who have Sciatica when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 63.64 %
  • male: 36.36 %

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: 0.81 %
  • 40-49: 14.52 %
  • 50-59: 21.37 %
  • 60+: 63.31 %

Severity if Sciatica when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 75 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Sciatica **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (85 people)
  • Osteoporosis (46 people)
  • Hypertension (29 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (24 people)
  • Arthritis (21 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (85 people)
  • Aspirin (84 people)
  • Atenolol (67 people)
  • Celebrex (65 people)
  • Vicodin (56 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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