Review: could Lipitor cause Burning Sensation?


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 146,966 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 748 have Burning sensation. Find out below who they are, when they have Burning sensation and more.

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Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 149,816 users)

Burning Sensation

Burning sensation has been reported by people with pain, feeling abnormal, oedema peripheral, drowsiness, fatigue (latest reports from 24,038 Burning sensation patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

146,966 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 748 people (0.51%) have Burning Sensation

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Burning sensation?

Time on Lipitor when people have Burning Sensation *:

  • < 1 month: 7.48 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.21 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.41 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.82 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.76 %
  • 10+ years: 6.54 %

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

  • female: 60.89 %
  • male: 39.11 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.19 %
  • 20-29: 0.38 %
  • 30-39: 1.92 %
  • 40-49: 12.88 %
  • 50-59: 27.31 %
  • 60+: 57.31 %

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 (212 people)
  • Hypertension (82 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (43 people)
  • Pain (30 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol (30 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (137 people)
  • Niaspan (91 people)
  • Plavix (79 people)
  • Neurontin (68 people)
  • Atenolol (67 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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