Review: could Lipitor cause Bladder Cancer?


Summary

Bladder cancer is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Actos, and have Diabetes mellitus . We study 174,550 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 215 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 177,664 users)

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer has been reported by people with death, urinary tract infection, weakness, thrombocytopenia, fatigue (latest reports from 14,143 Bladder cancer patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

174,550 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 215 people (0.12%) 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: 28.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 28.57 %
  • 10+ years: 42.86 %

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

  • female: 19.14 %
  • male: 80.86 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.31 %
  • 30-39: 1.96 %
  • 40-49: 1.96 %
  • 50-59: 11.11 %
  • 60+: 83.66 %

Severity if Bladder Cancer when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes Mellitus (38 people, 17.67%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (34 people, 15.81%)
  • Hypertension (27 people, 12.56%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (26 people, 12.09%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (18 people, 8.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Actos (58 people, 26.98%)
  • Aspirin (56 people, 26.05%)
  • Lisinopril (42 people, 19.53%)
  • Plavix (31 people, 14.42%)
  • Celebrex (29 people, 13.49%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Haematuria (35 people, 16.28%)
  • Myocardial Infarction (28 people, 13.02%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (27 people, 12.56%)
  • Dyspnoea (26 people, 12.09%)
  • Pain (25 people, 11.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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