Review: could Lipitor cause Brain Damage?


Summary

Brain damage is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Tylenol, and have Hypercholesterolaemia . We study 174,552 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 27 have Brain damage. Find out below who they are, when they have Brain damage 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 177,661 users)

Brain Damage

Brain damage has been reported by people with shin splints, dry mouth, heavy or prolong menstrual bleeding, tired eyes, tongue disorder (latest reports from 1,009 Brain damage patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

174,552 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 27 people (0.02%) have Brain Damage


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Brain damage?

Time on Lipitor when people have Brain Damage *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 75 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Brain Damage when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 48.15 %
  • male: 51.85 %

Age of people who have Brain Damage when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 4.55 %
  • 40-49: 18.18 %
  • 50-59: 27.27 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Severity if Brain Damage when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypercholesterolaemia (5 people, 18.52%)
  • Pain (3 people, 11.11%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (3 people, 11.11%)
  • Arthritis (3 people, 11.11%)
  • Blood Cholesterol (2 people, 7.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (7 people, 25.93%)
  • Tylenol (7 people, 25.93%)
  • Celebrex (4 people, 14.81%)
  • Aspirin (4 people, 14.81%)
  • Advil (4 people, 14.81%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cerebrovascular Accident (7 people, 25.93%)
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (5 people, 18.52%)
  • Nerve Injury (5 people, 18.52%)
  • Myocardial Infarction (5 people, 18.52%)
  • Amnesia (5 people, 18.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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