Review: could Lipitor cause Kidney Stones?


Summary

Kidney stones is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 146,964 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 741 have Kidney stones. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney stones 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 143,537 users)

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea, joint pain (latest reports from 15,877 Kidney stones patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

146,964 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 741 people (0.5%) have Kidney Stones


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Kidney stones?

Time on Lipitor when people have Kidney Stones *:

  • < 1 month: 3.23 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.9 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.13 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 22.58 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.13 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20.97 %
  • 10+ years: 8.06 %

Gender of people who have Kidney Stones when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 44.7 %
  • male: 55.3 %

Age of people who have Kidney Stones when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.17 %
  • 20-29: 0.35 %
  • 30-39: 2.77 %
  • 40-49: 15.74 %
  • 50-59: 28.2 %
  • 60+: 52.77 %

Severity if Kidney Stones when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 75 %
  • most severe: 25 %

How people recovered from Kidney Stones **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 66.67 %
  • not yet: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (115 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (115 people)
  • Osteoporosis (68 people)
  • Depression (43 people)
  • Pain (38 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (190 people)
  • Zometa (135 people)
  • Vioxx (118 people)
  • Plavix (97 people)
  • Lasix (97 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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