Review: could Lipitor cause Bone Density Loss?


Summary

Bone density loss is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Fosamax, and have Osteoporosis . We study 146,964 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 291 have Bone density loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Bone density loss 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 143,537 users)

Bone Density Loss

Bone density loss has been reported by people with weakness, back pain, drowsiness, hiatal hernia, head injury (latest reports from 7,162 Bone density loss patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

146,964 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 291 people (0.2%) have Bone Density Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Bone density loss?

Time on Lipitor when people have Bone Density Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 48 %
  • 10+ years: 20 %

Gender of people who have Bone Density Loss when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 70.14 %
  • male: 29.86 %

Age of people who have Bone Density Loss when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.79 %
  • 40-49: 5.53 %
  • 50-59: 20.95 %
  • 60+: 72.73 %

Severity if Bone Density Loss when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (79 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (39 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (36 people)
  • Hypertension (31 people)
  • Prostate Cancer (26 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (107 people)
  • Zometa (102 people)
  • Celebrex (88 people)
  • Aspirin (81 people)
  • Nexium (74 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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