Lipitor and Crohn's disease - from FDA reports


Summary

Crohn's disease is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Humira, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 244 have Crohn's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Crohn's disease 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)

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, acne, pain, high blood pressure (latest reports from 156,155 Crohn's disease patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 244 people (0.14%) have Crohn's Disease


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Crohn's disease?

Time on Lipitor when people have Crohn's Disease *:

  • < 1 month: 13.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 73.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Crohn's Disease when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 58.3 %
  • male: 41.7 %

Age of people who have Crohn's Disease when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.67 %
  • 30-39: 2.22 %
  • 40-49: 18.89 %
  • 50-59: 25.56 %
  • 60+: 51.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (80 people, 32.79%)
  • High Blood Pressure (39 people, 15.98%)
  • Acne (38 people, 15.57%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (24 people, 9.84%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (23 people, 9.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (78 people, 31.97%)
  • Accutane (37 people, 15.16%)
  • Prednisone (30 people, 12.30%)
  • Aspirin (26 people, 10.66%)
  • Nexium (23 people, 9.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (43 people, 17.62%)
  • Depression (42 people, 17.21%)
  • Diarrhea (41 people, 16.80%)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (30 people, 12.30%)
  • Drug Ineffective (22 people, 9.02%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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