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Review: could Lipitor cause Dysphagia?

Summary: Dysphagia could be caused by Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 129,629 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,429 have Dysphagia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dysphagia and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,504 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Dysphagia

Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful) (latest reports from 248,495 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 129,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 1,429 people (1.10%) have Dysphagia. They amount to 0.58% of all the 248,249 people who have Dysphagia on eHealthMe.

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
Dysphagia25.95%9.92%9.92%10.69%26.72%8.40%8.40%

Gender of people who have Dysphagia when taking Lipitor * :

FemaleMale
Dysphagia54.46%45.54%

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%4.33%13.41%22.15%59.60%

Severity of Dysphagia when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dysphagia16.67%50.00%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Dysphagia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dysphagia50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (240 people, 16.79%)
  2. Hypertension (173 people, 12.11%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (116 people, 8.12%)
  4. Depression (97 people, 6.79%)
  5. Pain (80 people, 5.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (382 people, 26.73%)
  2. Plavix (264 people, 18.47%)
  3. Prilosec (226 people, 15.82%)
  4. Nexium (205 people, 14.35%)
  5. Lasix (199 people, 13.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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