Could Lipitor cause Fever - from FDA reports


Summary

Fever 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 178,030 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 3,868 have Fever. Find out below who they are, when they have Fever 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)

Fever

Fever has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, hepatitis c (latest reports from 242,237 Fever patients).

On Nov, 23, 2016

178,030 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 3,868 people (2.17%) have Fever


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Fever?

Time on Lipitor when people have Fever *:

  • < 1 month: 23.35 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.66 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.94 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.47 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.69 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.08 %
  • 10+ years: 3.81 %

Gender of people who have Fever when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 50.57 %
  • male: 49.43 %

Age of people who have Fever when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.03 %
  • 2-9: 0.03 %
  • 10-19: 0.54 %
  • 20-29: 1.12 %
  • 30-39: 4.2 %
  • 40-49: 10.73 %
  • 50-59: 24.85 %
  • 60+: 58.43 %

Severity of Fever **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (610 people, 15.77%)
  • Lasix (483 people, 12.49%)
  • Norvasc (356 people, 9.20%)
  • Synthroid (334 people, 8.63%)
  • Plavix (325 people, 8.40%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (390 people, 10.08%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (261 people, 6.75%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Weakness (771 people, 19.93%)
  • Nausea (757 people, 19.57%)
  • Fatigue (749 people, 19.36%)
  • Pain (597 people, 15.43%)
  • Chills (595 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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