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Review: could Lipitor cause Fainting?

Summary: Fainting is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 129,879 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,632 have Fainting. Find out below who they are, when they have Fainting 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 132,784 Lipitor users)

Fainting

Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 49,802 Fainting patients)

On Jan, 29, 2015: 129,879 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 1,632 people (1.26%) have Fainting.

Trend of Fainting in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Fainting * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fainting12.07%24.14%15.52%15.52%17.24%6.90%8.62%

Gender of people who have Fainting when taking Lipitor * :

FemaleMale
Fainting50.26%49.74%

Age of people who have Fainting when taking Lipitor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fainting0.00%0.07%0.20%1.63%2.99%5.16%25.31%64.65%

Severity of Fainting when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fainting33.33%0.00%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Fainting ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fainting0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (168 people, 10.29%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (113 people, 6.92%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (107 people, 6.56%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (73 people, 4.47%)
  5. Pain (65 people, 3.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (633 people, 38.79%)
  2. Lasix (275 people, 16.85%)
  3. Coumadin (249 people, 15.26%)
  4. Plavix (246 people, 15.07%)
  5. Lisinopril (222 people, 13.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I had a heart attack 3yrs ago, finding it hard to handle. Waiting for a complete knee replacement, also long history of back problems. Chronic pain. Diabetic on insulin.
  • Does calritin or loratidine cause fainting?
    31 year old healthy male, never takes any medications and rarely gets sick had a bad allergy season and took Claritin (24 hr) once daily for two months.

    Randomly had a syncope/fainting episode and a week later still feeling lightheaded/fainting feeling. Also has random bumpy rash on right elbow. All tests, blood work, ct scans, xrays show perfectly normal, healthy adult male.

    1) How long does it take to get Claritin out of your system completely after prolonged use?

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