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Review: could Lipitor cause Sleeplessness?

Summary: Sleeplessness could be caused by Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, 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, 2,913 have Sleeplessness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleeplessness 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, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Lipitor include weakness, muscle aches, myalgia aggravated, nausea, nausea aggravated.

Sleeplessness

Sleeplessness (a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired) (latest reports from 778,041 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 129,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 2,913 people (2.24%) have Sleeplessness. They amount to 0.37% of all the 785,313 people who have Sleeplessness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sleeplessness in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Sleeplessness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleeplessness15.65%26.30%13.15%11.11%15.42%14.29%4.08%

Gender of people who have Sleeplessness when taking Lipitor * :

FemaleMale
Sleeplessness57.62%42.38%

Age of people who have Sleeplessness when taking Lipitor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleeplessness0.00%0.12%0.00%1.34%3.62%14.60%26.92%53.40%

Severity of Sleeplessness when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleeplessness5.13%48.72%41.03%5.13%

How people recovered from Sleeplessness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sleeplessness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (676 people, 23.21%)
  2. Hypertension (310 people, 10.64%)
  3. Depression (286 people, 9.82%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (236 people, 8.10%)
  5. Pain (173 people, 5.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (631 people, 21.66%)
  2. Prilosec (301 people, 10.33%)
  3. Plavix (292 people, 10.02%)
  4. Chantix (268 people, 9.20%)
  5. Ambien (263 people, 9.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • the dizziness, fatigue and muscle issues started after i had a cold in June 2013.

    Reply

  • 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.

    Reply

    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.

    Reply

    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.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • severe insomnia, unable to sleep at all. wide awake all night.
    insomnia gone when stopped lipitor

    Reply

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