Could Lipitor cause Dysphagia - from FDA reports


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 178,030 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 1,746 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 181,177 users)

Dysphagia

Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, pain, depression (latest reports from 54,522 Dysphagia patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

178,030 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 1,746 people (0.98%) have Dysphagia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Dysphagia?

Time on Lipitor when people have Dysphagia *:

  • < 1 month: 19.2 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.6 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.4 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.2 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.0 %
  • 10+ years: 9.6 %

Gender of people who have Dysphagia when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 56.3 %
  • male: 43.7 %

Age of people who have Dysphagia when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.23 %
  • 20-29: 0.62 %
  • 30-39: 4.2 %
  • 40-49: 10.89 %
  • 50-59: 20.68 %
  • 60+: 63.37 %

Severity of Dysphagia **:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (303 people, 17.35%)
  • Plavix (238 people, 13.63%)
  • Lasix (206 people, 11.80%)
  • Prilosec (202 people, 11.57%)
  • Nexium (181 people, 10.37%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (110 people, 6.30%)
  • Pain (102 people, 5.84%)
  • Depression (89 people, 5.10%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain (405 people, 23.20%)
  • Weakness (370 people, 21.19%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (359 people, 20.56%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (350 people, 20.05%)
  • Fatigue (343 people, 19.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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