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 Vioxx, and have High blood cholesterol.
We study 129,909 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 has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 132,813 Lipitor users)
Brain damage has been reported by people with depression, pain, arthritis, ill-defined disorder, back pain. (latest reports from 1,012 Brain damage patients)
On Mar, 2, 2015: 129,898 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 26 people (0.02%) have Brain Damage.
Time on Lipitor when people have Brain damage * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Brain damage||0.00%||33.33%||66.67%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Brain damage when taking Lipitor * :
|Brain damage||48.15%||51.85% |
Age of people who have Brain damage when taking Lipitor * :
|Brain damage||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.55%||18.18%||27.27%||50.00% |
Severity of Brain damage when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Brain damage||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
How people recovered from Brain damage ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypercholesterolaemia (5 people, 19.23%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (3 people, 11.54%)
- Arthritis (3 people, 11.54%)
- Pain (3 people, 11.54%)
- Blood cholesterol (2 people, 7.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Vioxx (7 people, 26.92%)
- Celebrex (4 people, 15.38%)
- Aspirin (4 people, 15.38%)
- Accupril (4 people, 15.38%)
- Advil (4 people, 15.38%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of drug interactions between Metoprolol Succinate, Methotrexate Sodium Preservative Free, Plavix, Plaquenil, Humira, Folic Acid, Atorvastatin Calcium for a 59-year old woman with Coronary Artery Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, High Blood Cholesterol. The patient has Weight Gain
- A study of drug interactions between Atorvastatin Calcium, Metformin Hydrochloride; Repaglinide for a 58-year old man with Cholesterosis, Diabetes.
- A study of drug interactions between Lipitor, Metformin Hydrochloride; Repaglinide for a 53-year old man with High Blood Cholesterol, Type 2 Diabetes. The patient has Muscular Weakness, Thoughts - Cloudy, Appetite - Decreased
- A study of drug interactions between Aspirin, Atorvastatin Calcium, Omeprazole for a 69-year old man with Jet Lag, Blood Cholesterol Abnormal, Reflux Oesophagitis. The patient has Itching - Vaginal Area
- A study of drug interactions between Atorvastatin Calcium, Levothyroxine Sodium, Dilantin for a 66-year old man with High Blood Cholesterol, Hypothyroidism, Seizure - Grand Mal. The patient has Finger Cramps, No Energy, Difficulty Breathing, Irritability, Sensitivity To The Cold
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