Lipitor and Burning sensation - from FDA reports


Summary

Burning sensation is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 905 have Burning sensation. Find out below who they are, when they have Burning sensation 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 181,277 users)

Burning Sensation

Burning sensation has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 34,759 Burning sensation patients).

On Feb, 04, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 905 people (0.52%) have Burning Sensation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Burning sensation?

Time on Lipitor when people have Burning Sensation *:

  • < 1 month: 8.77 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.7 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.53 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.77 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.91 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 19.3 %
  • 10+ years: 7.02 %

Gender of people who have Burning Sensation when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 61.63 %
  • male: 38.37 %

Age of people who have Burning Sensation when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.16 %
  • 20-29: 0.62 %
  • 30-39: 2.03 %
  • 40-49: 12.03 %
  • 50-59: 26.72 %
  • 60+: 58.44 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (333 people, 36.80%)
  • High Blood Pressure (107 people, 11.82%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (64 people, 7.07%)
  • Pain (49 people, 5.41%)
  • Diabetes (42 people, 4.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (137 people, 15.14%)
  • Plavix (96 people, 10.61%)
  • Niaspan (96 people, 10.61%)
  • Neurontin (79 people, 8.73%)
  • Nexium (78 people, 8.62%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain In Extremity (184 people, 20.33%)
  • Pain (164 people, 18.12%)
  • Paraesthesia (161 people, 17.79%)
  • Weakness (151 people, 16.69%)
  • Rashes (147 people, 16.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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