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Review: could Lipitor cause Bradycardia?

Summary: Bradycardia could be caused by Lipitor, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 129,629 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,547 have Bradycardia. Find out below who they are, when they have Bradycardia and more.

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On Apr, 11, 2014: 129,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 1,510 people (1.16%) have Bradycardia. They amount to 0.53% of all the 286,697 people who have Bradycardia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bradycardia in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Bradycardia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bradycardia16.67%18.52%7.41%13.89%15.74%25.00%2.78%

Gender of people who have Bradycardia when taking Lipitor * :

FemaleMale
Bradycardia47.03%52.97%

Age of people who have Bradycardia when taking Lipitor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bradycardia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.50%0.65%4.76%19.74%74.35%

Severity of Bradycardia when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bradycardia0.00%81.82%18.18%0.00%

How people recovered from Bradycardia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Bradycardia20.00%20.00%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (188 people, 12.45%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (119 people, 7.88%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (88 people, 5.83%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (81 people, 5.36%)
  5. Hyperlipidaemia (80 people, 5.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (625 people, 41.39%)
  2. Lasix (386 people, 25.56%)
  3. Plavix (285 people, 18.87%)
  4. Lisinopril (269 people, 17.81%)
  5. Digoxin (264 people, 17.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • I still have a reduced amount of bloating and arrhythmia after stopping the medication.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • 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.

    Reply

    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.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • It is interesting that my brother-in-law and I, and a friend and his wife take Lipitor and we all have an arrhythmia or A-fib. Makes one wonder about the real percentage of people that that have this type of heart problem fromtaking Lipitor.

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