Could Lipitor cause Fainting - from FDA reports


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 cholesterol . We study 178,028 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 1,939 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 Lipitor 181,177 users)

Fainting

Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, primary pulmonary hypertension (latest reports from 69,934 Fainting patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

178,028 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 1,939 people (1.09%) have Fainting


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Fainting?

Time on Lipitor when people have Fainting *:

  • < 1 month: 12.16 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.97 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.51 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.51 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.92 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.76 %
  • 10+ years: 12.16 %

Gender of people who have Fainting when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 51.67 %
  • male: 48.33 %

Age of people who have Fainting when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.06 %
  • 10-19: 0.37 %
  • 20-29: 1.65 %
  • 30-39: 2.69 %
  • 40-49: 5.94 %
  • 50-59: 24.17 %
  • 60+: 65.12 %

Severity of Fainting **:

  • least: 25 %
  • moderate: 25 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (401 people, 20.68%)
  • Lasix (276 people, 14.23%)
  • Plavix (259 people, 13.36%)
  • Coumadin (228 people, 11.76%)
  • Lisinopril (207 people, 10.68%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Lipitor, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Myeloma (100 people, 5.16%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Dizziness (507 people, 26.15%)
  • Fatigue (390 people, 20.11%)
  • Hypotension (379 people, 19.55%)
  • Weakness (376 people, 19.39%)
  • Fall (372 people, 19.19%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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