Lipitor and Trigeminal neuralgia - from FDA reports


Summary

Trigeminal neuralgia is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zocor, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 54 have Trigeminal neuralgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Trigeminal neuralgia 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 181,266 users)

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia (a painful condition of the nerve responsible for most facial sensation) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, trigeminal neuralgia, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 6,210 Trigeminal neuralgia patients).

On Jan, 23, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 54 people (0.03%) have Trigeminal Neuralgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Trigeminal neuralgia?

Time on Lipitor when people have Trigeminal Neuralgia *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Trigeminal Neuralgia when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 70.37 %
  • male: 29.63 %

Age of people who have Trigeminal Neuralgia when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 4 %
  • 50-59: 46 %
  • 60+: 48 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (20 people, 37.04%)
  • High Blood Pressure (10 people, 18.52%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (8 people, 14.81%)
  • Sinusitis (6 people, 11.11%)
  • Pain (5 people, 9.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zocor (21 people, 38.89%)
  • Neurontin (18 people, 33.33%)
  • Tegretol (11 people, 20.37%)
  • Synthroid (11 people, 20.37%)
  • Levaquin (8 people, 14.81%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain In Extremity (15 people, 27.78%)
  • Pain (11 people, 20.37%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (10 people, 18.52%)
  • Nausea (10 people, 18.52%)
  • Muscle Aches (10 people, 18.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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