Review: Lipitor and Lopressor
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lipitor and Lopressor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 7,879 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 132,712 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Lopressor (latest outcomes from 18,519 users) has active ingredients of metoprolol tartrate. It is often used in high blood pressure.
On Nov, 1, 2014: 7,879 people who take Lipitor, Lopressor are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium)
- Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Lipitor is effective||0.00%|
(0 of 2 people)
(8 of 29 people)
(8 of 16 people)
(18 of 31 people)
(17 of 40 people)
(32 of 45 people)
(14 of 20 people)
|Lopressor is effective||14.29%|
(1 of 7 people)
(8 of 27 people)
(9 of 21 people)
(9 of 23 people)
(25 of 56 people)
(23 of 39 people)
(12 of 15 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Renal Failure||Fatigue||Myalgia||Myocardial Infarction||Myocardial Infarction||Myocardial Infarction||Anxiety||Myocardial Infarction|
|Pain||Nausea||Myocardial Infarction||Chest Pain||Fatigue||Dyspnoea||Emotional Distress||Pain|
|Renal Impairment||Vomiting||Chest Pain||Myalgia||Hypertension||Diarrhoea||Depression||Nausea|
|Multi-organ Failure||Depression||Asthenia||Arthralgia||Nausea||Insomnia||Myocardial Infarction||Dyspnoea|
|Injury||Weight Decreased||Arthralgia||Oedema Peripheral||Dyspnoea||Fatigue||Injury||Anxiety|
|Death||Myalgia||Anxiety||Coronary Artery Disease||Oedema Peripheral||Hypertension||Osteonecrosis||Chest Pain|
|Fatigue||Ageusia||Coronary Artery Disease||Cardiac Arrest||Insomnia||Decreased Appetite||Renal Failure||Fatigue|
|Anxiety||Chest Pain||Paraesthesia||Dyspnoea||Decreased Appetite||Nausea||Chest Pain||Injury|
|Anhedonia||Pain In Extremity||Arthritis||Fatigue||Pneumonia||Anxiety Disorder||Fatigue||Cardiac Failure Congestive|
|Emotional Distress||Decreased Appetite||Fatigue||Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased||Chest Pain||Coronary Artery Restenosis||Death||Asthenia|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Lipitor is effective||48.57%|
(34 of 70 people)
(63 of 113 people)
|Lopressor is effective||43.06%|
(31 of 72 people)
(56 of 116 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Chest Pain||Chest Pain|
|Cardiac Failure Congestive||Coronary Artery Disease|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Lipitor is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||16.67%|
(1 of 6 people)
(3 of 8 people)
(9 of 30 people)
(18 of 64 people)
(66 of 148 people)
|Lopressor is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||0.00%|
(0 of 1 people)
(3 of 9 people)
(10 of 36 people)
(22 of 66 people)
(52 of 146 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Catheter Related Complication||Road Traffic Accident||n/a||Nausea||Myocardial Infarction||Myocardial Infarction||Myocardial Infarction||Myocardial Infarction|
|Sleep Disorder||Urinary Tract Infection||Chest Pain||Chest Pain||Pain||Nausea|
|Tachycardia||Cardiac Failure Congestive||Anxiety||Pain||Chest Pain||Pain|
|Tremor||Vomiting||Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis||Nausea||Anxiety||Dyspnoea|
|Hallucination, Visual||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Headache||Dyspnoea||Anxiety|
|Feeling Abnormal||Palpitations||Pyrexia||Oedema Peripheral||Coronary Artery Disease||Asthenia|
|Constipation||Renal Cancer||Adverse Drug Reaction||Dyspnoea||Nausea||Fatigue|
|Contusion||Presyncope||Panic Disorder||Anxiety||Oedema Peripheral||Chest Pain|
|Fall||Menstruation Irregular||Haematoma||Diabetes Mellitus||Fatigue||Atrial Fibrillation|
|Confusional State||Blood Glucose Increased||Diabetes Mellitus||Coronary Artery Disease||Cardiac Failure Congestive||Injury|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid ...
- Laryngitis from depression?
(Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Diabetic, Heart Attack, Hardly Any Voice For 8wks. Long History Of Depression. , and takes Lipitor, Metformin, Insulin, Prozac)
I had a heart attack 3yrs ago, finding it hard to handle. Waiting for a complete knee replacement, also long history of back problems. Chronic pain. Diabetic on insulin.
- What causes ideopathic polyneurothopy if not diabetic?
(Asked by a 56 year old man who has Numbness And Tingling, Numbness In Hands Or Feet, and takes Atorvastatin Calcium, Vitamin D, CoQ-10, Adderall Xr 20, Bystolic, Azor)
Numbness in ball of foot. Started on one right side and progressed to both. EMG indicated Ideopathic Polyneurothopy. Pre diabetic with A1C of 5.8 - only one reading ever exceeded diabetic criteria at 6.6. Started 6 months ago with slow progression. No pain, minor tingling. Not constant but pro ...
- My doctor prescribed citalopram for depression but l have myasthenia gravis is the ol
(Asked by a 70 year old man who has Depression, and takes Lisinopril, Atorvastatin Calcium, Prednisolone, Azathioprine)
Could anyone help, my doctor has given me citalopram for depression but I have myasthenia gravis is this ok I have read it might not be safe?
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Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) is often used to treat high blood pressure. 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:
- Lipitor is used in:
- Lopressor is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Lipitor alternatives:
- Lopressor alternatives:
Recent related drug studies (Check your drugs):
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- A study of side effects of Atorvastatin Calcium for a patient with Heart Attack. The patient has Bloody Sputum (blood in sputum)
Comments: my father is using atorvastatin for more than 4 years, now he has blood in sputum.
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