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 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 1,763 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 181,212 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 54,534 Dysphagia patients).

On Dec, 27, 2016

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 1,763 people (1.01%) have Dysphagia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Dysphagia?

Time on Lipitor when people have Dysphagia *:

  • < 1 month: 20.83 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.83 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.67 %
  • 10+ years: 8.33 %

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: 0.15 %
  • 10-19: 0.38 %
  • 20-29: 0.69 %
  • 30-39: 4.15 %
  • 40-49: 10.75 %
  • 50-59: 20.58 %
  • 60+: 63.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (387 people, 21.95%)
  • High Blood Pressure (190 people, 10.78%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (112 people, 6.35%)
  • Pain (103 people, 5.84%)
  • Depression (88 people, 4.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (303 people, 17.19%)
  • Plavix (238 people, 13.50%)
  • Lasix (209 people, 11.85%)
  • Prilosec (208 people, 11.80%)
  • Zometa (188 people, 10.66%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (418 people, 23.71%)
  • Weakness (376 people, 21.33%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (368 people, 20.87%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (362 people, 20.53%)
  • Fatigue (352 people, 19.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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