Could Lipitor cause 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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 178,030 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 2,351 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 181,177 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 111,431 Bradycardia patients).

On Nov, 22, 2016

178,030 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 2,351 people (1.32%) have Bradycardia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Bradycardia?

Time on Lipitor when people have Bradycardia *:

  • < 1 month: 20.13 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.84 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.04 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.48 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 22.08 %
  • 10+ years: 3.25 %

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: 1.52 %
  • 30-39: 1.98 %
  • 40-49: 7.51 %
  • 50-59: 21.37 %
  • 60+: 67.06 %

Severity of Bradycardia **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 75.0 %
  • severe: 12.5 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (610 people, 25.95%)
  • Lasix (455 people, 19.35%)
  • Plavix (363 people, 15.44%)
  • Lisinopril (313 people, 13.31%)
  • Digoxin (283 people, 12.04%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Diabetes (142 people, 6.04%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • High Blood Pressure (539 people, 22.93%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (521 people, 22.16%)
  • Hypotension (462 people, 19.65%)
  • Chest Pain (446 people, 18.97%)
  • Fatigue (438 people, 18.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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