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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 High blood cholesterol.

We study 129,920 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 46 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 132,828 Lipitor users)

Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia (a painful condition of the nerve responsible for most facial sensation) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, osteopenia. (latest reports from 4,182 Trigeminal Neuralgia patients)

On Apr, 1, 2015: 129,909 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 46 people (0.04%) have Trigeminal Neuralgia.

Trend of Trigeminal neuralgia in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Trigeminal neuralgia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Trigeminal neuralgia0.00%22.22%22.22%0.00%33.33%22.22%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Trigeminal neuralgia68.09%31.91%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Trigeminal neuralgia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.44%42.22%53.33%

Severity of Trigeminal neuralgia when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Trigeminal neuralgia0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Trigeminal neuralgia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Trigeminal neuralgia0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (17 people, 36.96%)
  2. Trigeminal neuralgia (7 people, 15.22%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (6 people, 13.04%)
  4. Sinusitis (6 people, 13.04%)
  5. Osteopenia (5 people, 10.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zocor (20 people, 43.48%)
  2. Neurontin (17 people, 36.96%)
  3. Tegretol (9 people, 19.57%)
  4. Synthroid (8 people, 17.39%)
  5. Aspirin (8 people, 17.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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