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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 129,898 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 has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 132,798 Lipitor users)

Brain damage

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.

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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  • had 2 stents put in sept. 2013 and since have heart pounding sensation especially after eating supper , can walk , skate , ride a bike for a few miles without any pain .......i have a feeling it may be lipitor as my legs ache at night shoulder joints hurt , no energy....lipitor seems to have a lot of side effects, could it be causing this pounding sensation also ?

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  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • The itching started about a week after starting the Lipitor, I didn't relate this to the medication until about two weeks after it started. I stopped the Lipitor and the itching lessened. But it has started again. I never had eczema before the Lipitor.

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