Review: could Lipitor cause Kidney stones?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 129,745 people who take Lipitor. Among them, 667 have Kidney stones. See who they are, when they have Kidney stones and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,452 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Lipitor include weakness, muscle aches, myalgia aggravated, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Kidney stones (latest reports from 102,156 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain.
On Feb, 20, 2014: 123,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 619 people (0.50%) have Kidney Stones.
Time on Lipitor when people have Kidney stones * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Kidney stones||5.08%||16.95%||13.56%||22.03%||15.25%||22.03%||5.08% |
Gender of people who have Kidney stones when taking Lipitor * :
|Kidney stones||46.02%||53.98% |
Age of people who have Kidney stones when taking Lipitor * :
|Kidney stones||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.75%||18.53%||27.71%||51.01% |
Severity of Kidney stones when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Kidney stones||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Kidney stones ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Kidney stones||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (113 people, 18.26%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (104 people, 16.80%)
- Osteoporosis (49 people, 7.92%)
- Bipolar disorder (40 people, 6.46%)
- Thyroid disorder (37 people, 5.98%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (200 people, 32.31%)
- Vioxx (131 people, 21.16%)
- Zometa (122 people, 19.71%)
- Celebrex (91 people, 14.70%)
- Plavix (89 people, 14.38%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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