Review: could Lipitor cause Crohn's disease?
We study 129,768 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 132 have Crohn's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Crohn's disease and more.
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Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,657 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood pressure.
Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) (latest reports from 157,936 patients) has been reported by people with acne, pain, inflammatory bowel disease, depression, high blood pressure.
On Aug, 19, 2014: 129,748 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 136 people (0.10%) have Crohn's Disease. They amount to 0.09% of all the 158,162 people who have Crohn's Disease on eHealthMe.
Time on Lipitor when people have Crohn's disease * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Crohn's disease||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||88.89%||11.11%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Crohn's disease when taking Lipitor * :
|Crohn's disease||58.87%||41.13% |
Age of people who have Crohn's disease when taking Lipitor * :
|Crohn's disease||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.85%||21.19%||24.58%||53.39% |
Severity of Crohn's disease when taking Lipitor ** :
How people recovered from Crohn's disease ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Crohn's disease (48 people, 35.29%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (35 people, 25.74%)
- Arthralgia (20 people, 14.71%)
- Rosacea (12 people, 8.82%)
- Acne (12 people, 8.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Humira (36 people, 26.47%)
- Vioxx (27 people, 19.85%)
- Aspirin (27 people, 19.85%)
- Vasotec (18 people, 13.24%)
- Prednisone (17 people, 12.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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