Review: could Lipitor cause Trigeminal neuralgia?
We study 129,727 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 (latest outcomes from 132,616 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Trigeminal neuralgia (a painful condition of the nerve responsible for most facial sensation) (latest reports from 11,489 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteopenia.
On Jul, 19, 2014: 129,715 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 46 people (0.04%) have Trigeminal Neuralgia. They amount to 0.40% of all the 11,483 people who have Trigeminal Neuralgia on eHealthMe.
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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Stop taking it AND call your physician immediately.
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