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 Hypertension . We study 146,965 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,749 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 149,816 users)

Fainting

Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone) has been reported by people with itching, drowsiness, fatigue, loss of consciousness, fall (latest reports from 56,395 Fainting patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

146,965 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 1,749 people (1.19%) have Fainting


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Fainting?

Time on Lipitor when people have Fainting *:

  • < 1 month: 14.52 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.97 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.52 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.74 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.68 %
  • 10+ years: 9.68 %

Gender of people who have Fainting when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 51.34 %
  • male: 48.66 %

Age of people who have Fainting when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.07 %
  • 10-19: 0.27 %
  • 20-29: 1.69 %
  • 30-39: 2.78 %
  • 40-49: 5.42 %
  • 50-59: 24.32 %
  • 60+: 65.45 %

Severity if Fainting when taking Lipitor **:

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

How people recovered from Fainting **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 50 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (170 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (113 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (89 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (74 people)
  • Pain (72 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (400 people)
  • Lasix (257 people)
  • Plavix (241 people)
  • Coumadin (224 people)
  • Lisinopril (207 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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