Review: could Lipitor cause Acne?
Summary: Acne is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prednisone, and have High blood cholesterol.
We study 129,879 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 107 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.
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Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 132,784 Lipitor users)
Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 33,115 Acne patients)
On Jan, 13, 2015: 129,845 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 128 people (0.10%) have Acne.
Time on Lipitor when people have Acne * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Acne when taking Lipitor * :
Age of people who have Acne when taking Lipitor * :
Severity of Acne when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Acne ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (22 people, 17.19%)
- Eczema (15 people, 11.72%)
- Hypertension (10 people, 7.81%)
- Acne (8 people, 6.25%)
- Multiple myeloma (8 people, 6.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone (31 people, 24.22%)
- Prilosec (28 people, 21.88%)
- Aspirin (28 people, 21.88%)
- Prevacid (25 people, 19.53%)
- Medrol (24 people, 18.75%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Can bacteria filled periodontal pockets cause acne
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I have not had acne since I was a teenager. I started on Plavix and Lipitor after a heart attack with stent placement. I think the side effect is due to the Lipitor but can't stop either drug. Hope I adjust and the acne clears, but so far it has not.
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