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Review: could Lipitor cause Dysphagia (Swallowing difficulty)?

Summary: Dysphagia 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 Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 129,920 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,431 have Dysphagia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dysphagia 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 132,828 Lipitor users)

Dysphagia

Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 36,364 Dysphagia patients)

On Apr, 1, 2015: 129,909 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 1,431 people (1.10%) have Dysphagia.

Trend of Dysphagia in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Dysphagia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dysphagia25.56%9.77%9.77%10.53%27.07%9.02%8.27%

Gender of people who have Dysphagia when taking Lipitor * :

FemaleMale
Dysphagia54.45%45.55%

Age of people who have Dysphagia when taking Lipitor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dysphagia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.52%4.32%13.39%22.19%59.59%

Severity of Dysphagia when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dysphagia25.00%37.50%37.50%0.00%

How people recovered from Dysphagia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dysphagia33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (240 people, 16.77%)
  2. Hypertension (173 people, 12.09%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (116 people, 8.11%)
  4. Depression (97 people, 6.78%)
  5. Pain (80 people, 5.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (384 people, 26.83%)
  2. Plavix (265 people, 18.52%)
  3. Prilosec (226 people, 15.79%)
  4. Nexium (205 people, 14.33%)
  5. Lasix (199 people, 13.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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