Review: could Lipitor cause Bradycardia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 3, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 129,745 people who take Lipitor. Among them, 1,546 have Bradycardia. See who they are, when they have Bradycardia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,452 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Lipitor include weakness, muscle aches, myalgia aggravated, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action) (latest reports from 284,344 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, depression, diabetes.
On Feb, 22, 2014: 123,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 1,439 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 (182 people, 12.65%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (115 people, 7.99%)
- Diabetes mellitus (79 people, 5.49%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (78 people, 5.42%)
- Multiple myeloma (78 people, 5.42%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (600 people, 41.70%)
- Lasix (375 people, 26.06%)
- Plavix (281 people, 19.53%)
- Digoxin (261 people, 18.14%)
- Lisinopril (255 people, 17.72%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (6 months ago):
I still have a reduced amount of bloating and arrhythmia after stopping the medication.
From this study (1 year 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.
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.
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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