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Review: could Lipitor cause Fainting?

We study 129,802 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,631 have Fainting. Find out below who they are, when they have Fainting and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,675 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Fainting

Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone) (latest reports from 319,069 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 15, 2014: 129,768 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 1,631 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
Fainting12.28%24.56%15.79%15.79%17.54%5.26%8.77%

Gender of people who have Fainting when taking Lipitor * :

FemaleMale
Fainting50.29%49.71%

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%25.32%64.63%

Severity of Fainting when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fainting50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Fainting ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fainting0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (168 people, 10.30%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (113 people, 6.93%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (107 people, 6.56%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (73 people, 4.48%)
  5. Pain (65 people, 3.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (632 people, 38.75%)
  2. Lasix (275 people, 16.86%)
  3. Coumadin (249 people, 15.27%)
  4. Plavix (246 people, 15.08%)
  5. Lisinopril (222 people, 13.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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