Lipitor and Acne - from FDA reports


Summary

Acne is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Prednisone, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 174 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in False. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 181,266 users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 44,686 Acne patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 174 people (0.1%) have Acne


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Acne?

Time on Lipitor when people have Acne *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 41.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 51.15 %
  • male: 48.85 %

Age of people who have Acne when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.9 %
  • 20-29: 3.5 %
  • 30-39: 18.88 %
  • 40-49: 8.39 %
  • 50-59: 23.08 %
  • 60+: 41.26 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (42 people, 24.14%)
  • High Blood Pressure (15 people, 8.62%)
  • Eczema (15 people, 8.62%)
  • Pain (10 people, 5.75%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (9 people, 5.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (30 people, 17.24%)
  • Prevacid (25 people, 14.37%)
  • Prilosec (24 people, 13.79%)
  • Medrol (24 people, 13.79%)
  • Nexium (22 people, 12.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (53 people, 30.46%)
  • Fatigue (49 people, 28.16%)
  • Itching (41 people, 23.56%)
  • Joint Pain (39 people, 22.41%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (37 people, 21.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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