Review: could Lipitor cause Trigeminal Neuralgia?


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 Blood cholesterol increased . We study 146,965 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 51 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 143,537 users)

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia (a painful condition of the nerve responsible for most facial sensation) has been reported by people with fever, rashes, drug ineffective, weakness, drowsiness (latest reports from 4,774 Trigeminal neuralgia patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

146,965 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 51 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: 12.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 37.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 70.59 %
  • male: 29.41 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.04 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 4.08 %
  • 50-59: 40.82 %
  • 60+: 53.06 %

Severity if Trigeminal Neuralgia when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Trigeminal Neuralgia **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (19 people)
  • Hypertension (9 people)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia (7 people)
  • Sinusitis (6 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zocor (21 people)
  • Neurontin (17 people)
  • Tegretol (9 people)
  • Synthroid (9 people)
  • Levaquin (8 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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