Review: could Lipitor cause Dysphagia?


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 Blood cholesterol increased . We study 174,552 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,729 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 Lipitor 177,665 users)

Dysphagia

Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, swallowing difficulty, rashes, drug ineffective, diarrhea (latest reports from 53,115 Dysphagia patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

174,552 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 1,729 people (0.99%) have Dysphagia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Dysphagia?

Time on Lipitor when people have Dysphagia *:

  • < 1 month: 20.16 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.48 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.87 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.48 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 29.03 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.29 %
  • 10+ years: 9.68 %

Gender of people who have Dysphagia when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 56.45 %
  • male: 43.55 %

Age of people who have Dysphagia when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.23 %
  • 20-29: 0.63 %
  • 30-39: 4.23 %
  • 40-49: 10.95 %
  • 50-59: 20.74 %
  • 60+: 63.22 %

Severity if Dysphagia when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 22.22 %
  • moderate: 44.44 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Dysphagia **:

  • while on drug: 25 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (268 people, 15.50%)
  • Hypertension (187 people, 10.82%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (109 people, 6.30%)
  • Pain (100 people, 5.78%)
  • Depression (88 people, 5.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (303 people, 17.52%)
  • Plavix (237 people, 13.71%)
  • Lasix (205 people, 11.86%)
  • Prilosec (200 people, 11.57%)
  • Nexium (181 people, 10.47%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (404 people, 23.37%)
  • Dyspnoea (355 people, 20.53%)
  • Anxiety (328 people, 18.97%)
  • Fatigue (298 people, 17.24%)
  • Asthenia (287 people, 16.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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