Review: could Lipitor cause Crohn's Disease?


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 Crohn's disease . We study 128,433 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 134 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 130,123 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 73,220 Crohn's disease patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

128,433 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 134 people (0.1%) 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: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 88.24 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.76 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 57.89 %
  • male: 42.11 %

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: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.88 %
  • 40-49: 21.24 %
  • 50-59: 23.89 %
  • 60+: 53.98 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (47 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (30 people)
  • Arthralgia (15 people)
  • Rosacea (12 people)
  • Acne (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (35 people)
  • Vioxx (22 people)
  • Prednisone (16 people)
  • Aspirin (16 people)
  • Asacol (15 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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