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Review: could Lipitor cause High blood potassium level?

Summary: High blood potassium level could be caused by Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 129,629 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

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,510 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 129,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 956 people (0.74%) have High Blood Potassium Level. They amount to 0.52% of all the 183,199 people who have High Blood Potassium Level on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood potassium level in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have High blood potassium level * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood potassium level18.31%22.54%12.68%18.31%11.27%15.49%1.41%

Gender of people who have High blood potassium level when taking Lipitor * :

FemaleMale
High blood potassium level50.64%49.36%

Age of people who have High blood potassium level when taking Lipitor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood potassium level0.00%0.00%0.00%0.95%1.07%9.03%15.44%73.52%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (114 people, 11.92%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (63 people, 6.59%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (51 people, 5.33%)
  4. Hypercholesterolaemia (47 people, 4.92%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (46 people, 4.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (332 people, 34.73%)
  2. Lasix (267 people, 27.93%)
  3. Digoxin (146 people, 15.27%)
  4. Coumadin (143 people, 14.96%)
  5. Lisinopril (133 people, 13.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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