Review: could Lipitor cause Bradycardia (Arrhythmias)?
Summary: Bradycardia 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 Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.
We study 129,879 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 957 have Bradycardia. Find out below who they are, when they have Bradycardia and more.
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Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 132,784 Lipitor users)
Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, depression, diabetes. (latest reports from 54,644 Bradycardia patients)
On Jan, 31, 2015: 129,879 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 1,512 people (1.16%) have Bradycardia.
Time on Lipitor when people have Bradycardia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Bradycardia when taking Lipitor * :
Age of people who have Bradycardia when taking Lipitor * :
Severity of Bradycardia when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Bradycardia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (189 people, 12.50%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (119 people, 7.87%)
- Multiple myeloma (88 people, 5.82%)
- Diabetes mellitus (81 people, 5.36%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (80 people, 5.29%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (626 people, 41.40%)
- Lasix (387 people, 25.60%)
- Plavix (286 people, 18.92%)
- Lisinopril (269 people, 17.79%)
- Digoxin (264 people, 17.46%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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SUPPORT GROUP IN UNITED STATES!!!
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I had a heart attack 3yrs ago, finding it hard to handle. Waiting for a complete knee replacement, also long history of back problems. Chronic pain. Diabetic on insulin.
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I took simvastatin for 2 monts before swithing to Lipitor on the advice of my doctor. I plan to stop taking the Lipitor for a 1-2 weeks and start taking COQ10 suppliment (200mg). I hope to see a decrease in the frequency of my arrhythmia events. I may then restart the Lipitor while continuing the COQ10 to see if this combination prevents the reoccurance of the arrhythmia events.
Condoline on Sep, 8, 2012:
Please do not stop Lipitor abruptly; the rebound could kill or at least badly harm you - and rebound typically will not be noticed by the patient until 2-1/2 or 3 weeks. And CoQ10 is manufactured by your body as a result of the melanolate metabolic pathway so it does not interact with anything. You will be deficient if you are a senior citizen or on statins. Take it; it cannot hurt you. Dosage of 200mg twice daily is fine. I take 1200mg daily, but that's because of statin damage.
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