Review: could Lipitor cause Burning Sensation?


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 Blood cholesterol increased . We study 167,318 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 835 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 177,664 users)

Burning Sensation

Burning sensation has been reported by people with pain, feeling abnormal, drowsiness, insomnia, memory loss (latest reports from 33,508 Burning sensation patients).

On Sep, 10, 2016

167,318 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 835 people (0.5%) have Burning Sensation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Burning sensation?

Time on Lipitor when people have Burning Sensation *:

  • < 1 month: 8.85 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.97 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.62 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.85 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.93 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 18.58 %
  • 10+ years: 6.19 %

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

  • female: 61.58 %
  • male: 38.42 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.17 %
  • 20-29: 0.68 %
  • 30-39: 2.22 %
  • 40-49: 12.48 %
  • 50-59: 26.67 %
  • 60+: 57.78 %

Severity if Burning Sensation when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 100 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (229 people, 27.43%)
  • Hypertension (94 people, 11.26%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (53 people, 6.35%)
  • Pain (40 people, 4.79%)
  • Blood Cholesterol (34 people, 4.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (138 people, 16.53%)
  • Niaspan (96 people, 11.50%)
  • Plavix (88 people, 10.54%)
  • Neurontin (75 people, 8.98%)
  • Nexium (74 people, 8.86%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain In Extremity (170 people, 20.36%)
  • Pain (155 people, 18.56%)
  • Paraesthesia (149 people, 17.84%)
  • Myalgia (123 people, 14.73%)
  • Pruritus (118 people, 14.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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