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Review: could Lipitor cause Brain damage?

Summary: Brain damage could be caused by Lipitor, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Vioxx, and have Hypercholesterolaemia.

We study 129,629 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 132,504 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Brain damage

Brain damage (latest reports from 3,667 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, arthritis, ill-defined disorder, bipolar disorder.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 129,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 26 people (0.02%) have Brain Damage. They amount to 0.71% of all the 3,667 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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