Review: could Lipitor cause Sleeplessness?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 129,745 people who take Lipitor. Among them, 2,913 have Sleeplessness. See who they are, when they have Sleeplessness and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,452 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Lipitor include weakness, muscle aches, myalgia aggravated, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Sleeplessness (a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired) (latest reports from 759,254 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, insomnia, high blood pressure, pain.
On Feb, 28, 2014: 123,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 2,801 people (2.27%) have Sleeplessness.
Time on Lipitor when people have Sleeplessness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Sleeplessness when taking Lipitor * :
Age of people who have Sleeplessness when taking Lipitor * :
Severity of Sleeplessness when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Sleeplessness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (652 people, 23.28%)
- Hypertension (300 people, 10.71%)
- Depression (279 people, 9.96%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (236 people, 8.43%)
- Pain (163 people, 5.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (610 people, 21.78%)
- Prilosec (295 people, 10.53%)
- Plavix (282 people, 10.07%)
- Chantix (267 people, 9.53%)
- Ambien (260 people, 9.28%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (5 months ago):
the dizziness, fatigue and muscle issues started after i had a cold in June 2013.
From this study (1 year ago):
I suffered a heart attack three weeks ago. Have three stents ... left, left circumflex and right coronary arteries. Meds listed above are what the doctors put me on. Since my discharge, I am unable to sleep more than an hour at a time, suffer from anxiety and feel fatigued.
Juli Keene, CN on Oct, 17, 2012:
I suggest you read the book " The Sinatra Solution" he is a metabolic Cardiologist and his book has helped so many of my patients over the years. Good luck! David Sinatra is his name I believe. It's about how to heal your heart naturally.
Pat on Oct, 19, 2012:
I was so lucky, one artery blocked 100% and one 80% found when I went for a pre operation physical to have my shoulder replaced. I have three stents, then this past July I had a mild stroke, now this week I have been told my heart is running slow, have to wait to go to cardiologist to find out what that means. I too am sleepy, low energy, do not want to do anything, everything is a chore, short of breath and so on.
From this study (2 years ago):
severe insomnia, unable to sleep at all. wide awake all night.
insomnia gone when stopped lipitor
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