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Review: Lipitor and Lopressor

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lipitor and Lopressor. It is created by eHealthMe based on 7,686 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 29, 2014: 7,686 people who reported to have interactions when taking Lipitor, Lopressor are studied

Trend of Lipitor, Lopressor's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (7424828)

Drug combinations in study:
- Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium)
- Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Lipitor, Lopressor:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Anxiety1,997
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)1,920
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)1,640
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)1,134
Pain1,116
Chest Pain817
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)754
Injury700
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)698
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)518

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Lipitor, Lopressor:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)102
Anxiety80
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)67
Myalgia (muscle pain)58
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)52
Chest Pain48
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)46
Pain34
Injury27
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)25

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lipitor0.00%13.51%37.84%29.73%18.92%
Lopressor4.00%10.00%34.00%46.00%6.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension
  2. Blood cholesterol increased
  3. Diabetes mellitus
  4. Atrial fibrillation
  5. Pain

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin
  2. Plavix
  3. Lasix
  4. Lisinopril
  5. Heparin sodium injection

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • With all these meds is there a chance the naproxen will cause kidney rejection. Or cause any of the other meds not work properly?

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