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Review: Lipitor and Trilipix

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lipitor and Trilipix. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 316 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,675 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Trilipix (latest outcomes from 3,887 users) has active ingredients of choline fenofibrate. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Sep, 23, 2014: 316 people who take Lipitor, Trilipix are studied

Lipitor, Trilipix outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium)
- Trilipix (choline fenofibrate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lipitor is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(2 of 3 people)
(2 of 5 people)
(0 of 3 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Trilipix is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(4 of 9 people)
(2 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Bone PainHypertriglyceridaemiaPulmonary EmbolismHypertriglyceridaemiaMyalgiaPulsePain In ExtremityMyalgia
ArthralgiaMyalgiaAstheniaUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionMalaiseArrhythmiaGait DisturbanceFlushing
DizzinessAbdominal PainHypertensionRhabdomyolysisArthralgia
DyspnoeaDiarrhoeaPulmonary EmbolismLethargyPruritus
MyalgiaMuscle AtrophyCoronary Artery OcclusionArthralgiaNausea
RashPain In ExtremityDyslipidaemiaBlood Triglycerides IncreasedBlood Glucose Increased
Back PainMuscular WeaknessChest PainAbdominal Pain UpperPain In Extremity
LethargyMuscle DisorderNeck PainJaundiceDyspnoea
ParaesthesiaOedema PeripheralCoronary Artery DiseaseRenal Function Test AbnormalDiarrhoea
ChillsNauseaVertigoRash ScalyHeadache

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Lipitor is effective71.43%
(5 of 7 people)
(0 of 7 people)
Trilipix is effective75.00%
(6 of 8 people)
(0 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Gastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseMyalgia
Oedema PeripheralArthralgia
DyspnoeaBlood Glucose Increased
Muscle SpasmsFatigue
ConstipationPain In Extremity

Drug effectiveness by age :

Lipitor is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(3 of 5 people)
(1 of 5 people)
(1 of 6 people)
Trilipix is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(4 of 6 people)
(1 of 4 people)
(1 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

FlushingMelaenaUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionPruritusDyspnoea
Feeling HotRectal HaemorrhageFlushingNauseaNausea
ErythemaVomitingArthralgiaFlushingRenal Failure
Muscle SpasmsGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseBursitisPain In ExtremityMyalgia
NauseaFallHypertensionChest Discomfort
GastritisAngiopathyAstheniaPain In Extremity
DiarrhoeaReflux LaryngitisChest PainFatigue
Abdominal PainVitamin D DeficiencyOedema PeripheralDiarrhoea
Blood Glucose IncreasedNon-hodgkin's LymphomaBlood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose Increased

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you take Lipitor and Trilipix?

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I started taking Lexapro in December 2012. I also started Trilipix again. I took it a couple of years ago with no adverse side effects. The rash started within a week of beginning the medications. I stopped taking the Lexapro about a month ago, thinking that was what caused the rash, but it is not getting any better. It is extremely itchy.


  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • The rash is very red and scaly. It started on my ankles and has spread to my arms and lower back. I stopped the lexapro about a month ago but the rash has not gone away.


  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • I have muscle pain and no strenght in my hands and sometimes get a tingling feeling in fingers, hands and arms. I also get tingling feeling sometimes in feet and legs


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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Trilipix (choline fenofibrate) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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