Review: could Lipitor cause Acne?


Summary

Acne is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Prednisone, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 128,433 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 113 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 high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 130,123 users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with ulcerative colitis, pain, crohn's disease, intestinal haemorrhage, gastrointestinal disorder (latest reports from 27,442 Acne patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

128,433 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 113 people (0.09%) have Acne


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Acne?

Time on Lipitor when people have Acne *:

  • < 1 month: 20.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 48.67 %
  • male: 51.33 %

Age of people who have Acne when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.8 %
  • 20-29: 1.94 %
  • 30-39: 22.33 %
  • 40-49: 11.65 %
  • 50-59: 24.27 %
  • 60+: 33.01 %

Severity if Acne when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 80 %
  • severe: 20 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Acne **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (16 people)
  • Eczema (15 people)
  • Hypertension (9 people)
  • Acne (8 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (23 people)
  • Prilosec (21 people)
  • Prevacid (21 people)
  • Medrol (20 people)
  • Allegra (18 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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