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Review: could Lipitor cause Brain damage?

We study 129,760 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 26 have Brain damage. Find out below who they are, when they have Brain damage and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,648 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Brain damage

Brain damage (latest reports from 3,694 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, arthritis, ill-defined disorder, bipolar disorder.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 129,748 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 26 people (0.02%) have Brain Damage. They amount to 0.70% of all the 3,694 people who have Brain Damage on eHealthMe.

Trend of Brain damage in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Brain damage * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Brain damage0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Brain damage48.15%51.85%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Brain damage0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.55%18.18%27.27%50.00%

Severity of Brain damage when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Brain damage0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Brain damage ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypercholesterolaemia (5 people, 19.23%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (3 people, 11.54%)
  3. Arthritis (3 people, 11.54%)
  4. Pain (3 people, 11.54%)
  5. Blood cholesterol (2 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vioxx (7 people, 26.92%)
  2. Celebrex (4 people, 15.38%)
  3. Aspirin (4 people, 15.38%)
  4. Accupril (4 people, 15.38%)
  5. Advil (4 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • worsening with time
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  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • 1. Moderate usually dry cough, sometimes mild mucous, for 8-10 years duration, no other symptoms. 2. Mild & now fully controlled hypertension duration of 5-8 years.
    3. Recurrent prostatitis 10-14 years past, but symptom free since then.
    4. Mild hypothyroidism, fully corrected with low-dose thyroxine.
    5. Ex-smoker, began age 16, quit age 26, hasn't smoked for past 44 years.

    No other known medical conditions.

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  • From this study (7 days ago):

  • Had moderate rectal bleeding in one day after using 80mg Lipitor daily for approximately 6 weeks. Immediately stopped using Lipitor and have not seen any bleeding since that first day.

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