Lipitor and 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 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 1,962 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 181,290 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 69,965 Fainting patients).

On Feb, 18, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 1,962 people (1.12%) have Fainting


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Fainting?

Time on Lipitor when people have Fainting *:

  • < 1 month: 13.24 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.53 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.71 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.24 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.12 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.41 %
  • 10+ years: 11.76 %

Gender of people who have Fainting when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 51.86 %
  • male: 48.14 %

Age of people who have Fainting when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.06 %
  • 10-19: 0.42 %
  • 20-29: 1.64 %
  • 30-39: 2.73 %
  • 40-49: 6.06 %
  • 50-59: 23.99 %
  • 60+: 65.11 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (245 people, 12.49%)
  • High Blood Pressure (207 people, 10.55%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (106 people, 5.40%)
  • Pain (88 people, 4.49%)
  • Diabetes (86 people, 4.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (403 people, 20.54%)
  • Lasix (279 people, 14.22%)
  • Plavix (261 people, 13.30%)
  • Coumadin (230 people, 11.72%)
  • Zometa (218 people, 11.11%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dizziness (517 people, 26.35%)
  • Fatigue (401 people, 20.44%)
  • Hypotension (390 people, 19.88%)
  • Weakness (386 people, 19.67%)
  • Fall (380 people, 19.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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