Review: could Lipitor cause Acne?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 22, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 129,745 people who take Lipitor. Among them, 127 have Acne. See who they are, when they have Acne and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,452 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Lipitor include weakness, muscle aches, myalgia aggravated, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) (latest reports from 62,908 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis.
On Feb, 22, 2014: 123,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 127 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, 17.32%)
- Eczema (15 people, 11.81%)
- Hypertension (10 people, 7.87%)
- Acne (8 people, 6.30%)
- Blood cholesterol (7 people, 5.51%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone (29 people, 22.83%)
- Aspirin (26 people, 20.47%)
- Prilosec (26 people, 20.47%)
- Prevacid (23 people, 18.11%)
- Medrol (22 people, 17.32%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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