Review: could Lipitor cause Bradycardia?


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 Hypertension . We study 146,965 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,111 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 143,537 users)

Bradycardia

Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, heart rate increased, hypotension, renal failure acute, diarrhea (latest reports from 88,692 Bradycardia patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

146,965 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 2,111 people (1.44%) have Bradycardia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Bradycardia?

Time on Lipitor when people have Bradycardia *:

  • < 1 month: 20.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.44 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.38 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.06 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.15 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 21.28 %
  • 10+ years: 2.13 %

Gender of people who have Bradycardia when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 49.98 %
  • male: 50.02 %

Age of people who have Bradycardia when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.11 %
  • 2-9: 0.34 %
  • 10-19: 0.17 %
  • 20-29: 1.65 %
  • 30-39: 1.99 %
  • 40-49: 7.28 %
  • 50-59: 21.39 %
  • 60+: 67.06 %

Severity if Bradycardia when taking Lipitor **:

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

How people recovered from Bradycardia **:

  • while on drug: 14.29 %
  • after off the drug: 14.29 %
  • not yet: 71.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (263 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (181 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (121 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (101 people)
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (99 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (607 people)
  • Lasix (420 people)
  • Plavix (329 people)
  • Lisinopril (310 people)
  • Digoxin (282 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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