Review: could Lipitor cause Trigeminal neuralgia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 10, 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, 46 have Trigeminal neuralgia. See who they are, when they have Trigeminal neuralgia 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.
Trigeminal neuralgia (a painful condition of the nerve responsible for most facial sensation) (latest reports from 11,171 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteopenia.
On Mar, 8, 2014: 129,745 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 46 people (0.04%) have Trigeminal Neuralgia. They amount to 0.41% of all the 11,124 people who have Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Time on Lipitor when people have Trigeminal neuralgia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Trigeminal neuralgia||0.00%||22.22%||22.22%||0.00%||33.33%||22.22%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Trigeminal neuralgia when taking Lipitor * :
|Trigeminal neuralgia||68.09%||31.91% |
Age of people who have Trigeminal neuralgia when taking Lipitor * :
|Trigeminal neuralgia||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.44%||42.22%||53.33% |
Severity of Trigeminal neuralgia when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Trigeminal neuralgia||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Trigeminal neuralgia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Trigeminal neuralgia||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (17 people, 36.96%)
- Trigeminal neuralgia (7 people, 15.22%)
- Multiple sclerosis (6 people, 13.04%)
- Sinusitis (6 people, 13.04%)
- Osteopenia (5 people, 10.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zocor (20 people, 43.48%)
- Neurontin (17 people, 36.96%)
- Tegretol (9 people, 19.57%)
- Synthroid (8 people, 17.39%)
- Aspirin (8 people, 17.39%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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