Could Lipitor cause 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 2 - 5 years, 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, 555 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 181,177 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 29,292 Glaucoma patients).

On Nov, 22, 2016

178,030 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 555 people (0.31%) have Glaucoma


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Glaucoma?

Time on Lipitor when people have Glaucoma *:

  • < 1 month: 4.44 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.89 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.78 %
  • 10+ years: 17.78 %

Gender of people who have Glaucoma when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 70.11 %
  • male: 29.89 %

Age of people who have Glaucoma when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.74 %
  • 30-39: 2.94 %
  • 40-49: 7.6 %
  • 50-59: 24.02 %
  • 60+: 64.71 %

Severity of Glaucoma **:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (105 people, 18.92%)
  • Zometa (79 people, 14.23%)
  • Xalatan (69 people, 12.43%)
  • Coumadin (65 people, 11.71%)
  • Nexium (63 people, 11.35%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Osteoporosis (55 people, 9.91%)
  • Diabetes (30 people, 5.41%)
  • Osteopenia (29 people, 5.23%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Cataract (121 people, 21.80%)
  • Pain (105 people, 18.92%)
  • Joint Pain (82 people, 14.77%)
  • High Blood Pressure (79 people, 14.23%)
  • Pain In Extremity (76 people, 13.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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