Review: could Lipitor cause Fainting?
Summary: Fainting could be caused by Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.
We study 129,629 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,630 have Fainting. Find out below who they are, when they have Fainting and more.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 129,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 1,630 people (1.26%) have Fainting. They amount to 0.51% of all the 317,080 people who have Fainting on eHealthMe.
Time on Lipitor when people have Fainting * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Fainting when taking Lipitor * :
Age of people who have Fainting when taking Lipitor * :
Severity of Fainting when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Fainting ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (168 people, 10.31%)
- Multiple myeloma (113 people, 6.93%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (107 people, 6.56%)
- Diabetes mellitus (73 people, 4.48%)
- Pain (65 people, 3.99%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (632 people, 38.77%)
- Lasix (275 people, 16.87%)
- Coumadin (249 people, 15.28%)
- Plavix (246 people, 15.09%)
- Lisinopril (222 people, 13.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) is often used for high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions Lipitor is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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Comments from related studies:
From this study (2 months ago):
morning sweating feeling faint then ok rest of the day
From this study (5 months ago):
Have been asked to start Lipitor(generic - altorvastatin calcium), Calcium, Vitamin D recently. Have had high cholesterol readings at 230 in recent visits.
Primary concern is light headedness, and difficult to stand or sit up without nearly passing out, or very light headedness feeling.
From this study (11 months ago):
Hoorppat on Jun, 21, 2013:
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