Lipitor and Bone density loss - from FDA reports


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 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 316 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 181,277 users)

Bone Density Loss

Bone density loss has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, depression, high blood pressure (latest reports from 9,805 Bone density loss patients).

On Feb, 19, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 316 people (0.18%) 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: 12 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 52 %
  • 10+ years: 20 %

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

  • female: 70.63 %
  • male: 29.37 %

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: 0.37 %
  • 30-39: 0.74 %
  • 40-49: 5.9 %
  • 50-59: 21.4 %
  • 60+: 71.59 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (88 people, 27.85%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (75 people, 23.73%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (41 people, 12.97%)
  • High Blood Pressure (33 people, 10.44%)
  • Prostate Cancer (26 people, 8.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (109 people, 34.49%)
  • Zometa (104 people, 32.91%)
  • Celebrex (91 people, 28.80%)
  • Aspirin (84 people, 26.58%)
  • Nexium (77 people, 24.37%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (119 people, 37.66%)
  • Bone Disorder (118 people, 37.34%)
  • Pain (112 people, 35.44%)
  • Osteomyelitis (101 people, 31.96%)
  • High Blood Pressure (91 people, 28.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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