Review: could Lipitor cause Crohn's Disease?


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 Crohn's disease . We study 146,966 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 195 have Crohn's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Crohn's disease 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)

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) has been reported by people with fever, rashes, drug ineffective, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 104,846 Crohn's disease patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

146,966 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 195 people (0.13%) 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: 6.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.67 %
  • 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: 58.12 %
  • male: 41.88 %

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: 2.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.67 %
  • 40-49: 20.0 %
  • 50-59: 25.33 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (76 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (41 people)
  • Acne (31 people)
  • Arthralgia (16 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (15 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (52 people)
  • Accutane (31 people)
  • Prednisone (27 people)
  • Aspirin (24 people)
  • Vioxx (22 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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