Review: could Lipitor cause High blood potassium level (Hyperkalemia)?
Summary: High blood potassium level 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 pressure.
We study 129,909 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 956 have High blood potassium level. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood potassium level and more.
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Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 132,813 Lipitor users)
High blood potassium level
On Mar, 28, 2015: 129,909 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 956 people (0.74%) have High Blood Potassium Level.
Time on Lipitor when people have High blood potassium level * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|High blood potassium level||18.31%||22.54%||12.68%||18.31%||11.27%||15.49%||1.41% |
Gender of people who have High blood potassium level when taking Lipitor * :
|High blood potassium level||50.64%||49.36% |
Age of people who have High blood potassium level when taking Lipitor * :
|High blood potassium level||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.95%||1.07%||9.03%||15.44%||73.52% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (114 people, 11.92%)
- Diabetes mellitus (63 people, 6.59%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (51 people, 5.33%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (47 people, 4.92%)
- Multiple myeloma (46 people, 4.81%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (332 people, 34.73%)
- Lasix (267 people, 27.93%)
- Digoxin (146 people, 15.27%)
- Coumadin (143 people, 14.96%)
- Lisinopril (133 people, 13.91%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of drug interactions between Metoprolol Succinate, Methotrexate Sodium Preservative Free, Plavix, Plaquenil, Humira, Folic Acid, Atorvastatin Calcium for a 59-year old woman with Coronary Artery Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, High Blood Cholesterol. The patient has Weight Gain
- A study of drug interactions between Atorvastatin Calcium, Metformin Hydrochloride; Repaglinide for a 58-year old man with Cholesterosis, Diabetes.
- A study of drug interactions between Lipitor, Metformin Hydrochloride; Repaglinide for a 53-year old man with High Blood Cholesterol, Type 2 Diabetes. The patient has Muscular Weakness, Thoughts - Cloudy, Appetite - Decreased
- A study of drug interactions between Aspirin, Atorvastatin Calcium, Omeprazole for a 69-year old man with Jet Lag, Blood Cholesterol Abnormal, Reflux Oesophagitis. The patient has Itching - Vaginal Area
- A study of drug interactions between Atorvastatin Calcium, Levothyroxine Sodium, Dilantin for a 66-year old man with High Blood Cholesterol, Hypothyroidism, Seizure - Grand Mal. The patient has Finger Cramps, No Energy, Difficulty Breathing, Irritability, Sensitivity To The Cold
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