Lipitor and Bladder cancer - from FDA reports


Summary

Bladder cancer is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Actos, and have Type 2 diabetes . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 221 have Bladder cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Bladder cancer 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 181,290 users)

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 15,643 Bladder cancer patients).

On Feb, 26, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 221 people (0.13%) have Bladder Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Bladder cancer?

Time on Lipitor when people have Bladder Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 50 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Bladder Cancer when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 20.28 %
  • male: 79.72 %

Age of people who have Bladder Cancer when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.29 %
  • 30-39: 1.94 %
  • 40-49: 1.94 %
  • 50-59: 9.03 %
  • 60+: 85.81 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (45 people, 20.36%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (40 people, 18.10%)
  • Diabetes (38 people, 17.19%)
  • High Blood Pressure (26 people, 11.76%)
  • Bone Disorder (18 people, 8.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Actos (61 people, 27.60%)
  • Aspirin (56 people, 25.34%)
  • Lisinopril (42 people, 19.00%)
  • Plavix (31 people, 14.03%)
  • Coumadin (29 people, 13.12%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Haematuria (35 people, 15.84%)
  • Heart Attack (29 people, 13.12%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (27 people, 12.22%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (26 people, 11.76%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (25 people, 11.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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