Lipitor and Glaucoma - from FDA reports


Summary

Glaucoma is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, 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, 561 have Glaucoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Glaucoma 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 181,277 users)

Glaucoma

Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, glaucoma, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 29,316 Glaucoma patients).

On Feb, 24, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 561 people (0.32%) have Glaucoma


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Glaucoma?

Time on Lipitor when people have Glaucoma *:

  • < 1 month: 4.35 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.04 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.52 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 19.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.74 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 23.91 %
  • 10+ years: 10.87 %

Gender of people who have Glaucoma when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 70.38 %
  • male: 29.62 %

Age of people who have Glaucoma when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.48 %
  • 20-29: 0.73 %
  • 30-39: 2.91 %
  • 40-49: 7.75 %
  • 50-59: 23.73 %
  • 60+: 64.41 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (188 people, 33.51%)
  • High Blood Pressure (88 people, 15.69%)
  • Osteoporosis (56 people, 9.98%)
  • Diabetes (30 people, 5.35%)
  • Osteopenia (29 people, 5.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (106 people, 18.89%)
  • Zometa (85 people, 15.15%)
  • Xalatan (70 people, 12.48%)
  • Nexium (65 people, 11.59%)
  • Coumadin (65 people, 11.59%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cataract (127 people, 22.64%)
  • Pain (111 people, 19.79%)
  • Joint Pain (87 people, 15.51%)
  • High Blood Pressure (82 people, 14.62%)
  • Pain In Extremity (79 people, 14.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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