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Review: could Lipitor cause Bladder cancer?

Summary: Bladder cancer could be caused by Lipitor, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also take Aspirin, and have Bone disorder.

We study 129,629 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 177 have Bladder cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Bladder cancer and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,504 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer (latest reports from 24,908 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 129,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 177 people (0.14%) have Bladder Cancer. They amount to 0.71% of all the 24,874 people who have Bladder Cancer on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bladder cancer in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Bladder cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bladder cancer0.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%60.00%

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

FemaleMale
Bladder cancer16.41%83.59%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bladder cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.29%2.29%10.69%84.73%

Severity of Bladder cancer when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bladder cancer0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Bladder cancer ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bone disorder (34 people, 19.21%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (24 people, 13.56%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (19 people, 10.73%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (18 people, 10.17%)
  5. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (14 people, 7.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (76 people, 42.94%)
  2. Lisinopril (57 people, 32.20%)
  3. Celebrex (43 people, 24.29%)
  4. Plavix (42 people, 23.73%)
  5. Lasix (42 people, 23.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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