Lipitor and Bradycardia - from FDA reports


Summary

Bradycardia is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 2,370 have Bradycardia. Find out below who they are, when they have Bradycardia 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)

Bradycardia

Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, pain, atrial fibrillation/flutter, osteoporosis (latest reports from 111,500 Bradycardia patients).

On Jan, 23, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 2,370 people (1.35%) have Bradycardia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Bradycardia?

Time on Lipitor when people have Bradycardia *:

  • < 1 month: 21.01 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.12 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.52 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.59 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.84 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20.29 %
  • 10+ years: 3.62 %

Gender of people who have Bradycardia when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 50.3 %
  • male: 49.7 %

Age of people who have Bradycardia when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.1 %
  • 2-9: 0.3 %
  • 10-19: 0.15 %
  • 20-29: 1.51 %
  • 30-39: 2.07 %
  • 40-49: 7.57 %
  • 50-59: 21.09 %
  • 60+: 67.2 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (421 people, 17.76%)
  • High Blood Pressure (307 people, 12.95%)
  • Diabetes (141 people, 5.95%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (120 people, 5.06%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (113 people, 4.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (613 people, 25.86%)
  • Lasix (463 people, 19.54%)
  • Plavix (365 people, 15.40%)
  • Lisinopril (313 people, 13.21%)
  • Digoxin (286 people, 12.07%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (549 people, 23.16%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (534 people, 22.53%)
  • Hypotension (471 people, 19.87%)
  • Chest Pain (458 people, 19.32%)
  • Dizziness (448 people, 18.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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