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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.
We study 129,879 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 669 have Kidney stones. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney stones and more.
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Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 132,784 Lipitor users)
Kidney stones has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain. (latest reports from 14,331 Kidney stones patients)
On Jan, 12, 2015: 129,845 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 669 people (0.52%) 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||4.92%||18.03%||13.11%||21.31%||16.39%||21.31%||4.92% |
Gender of people who have Kidney stones when taking Lipitor * :
|Kidney stones||45.17%||54.83% |
Age of people who have Kidney stones when taking Lipitor * :
|Kidney stones||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.62%||17.66%||27.97%||51.75% |
Severity of Kidney stones when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Kidney stones||0.00%||0.00%||66.67%||33.33% |
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 (118 people, 17.64%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (109 people, 16.29%)
- Osteoporosis (59 people, 8.82%)
- Bipolar disorder (40 people, 5.98%)
- Depression (38 people, 5.68%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (210 people, 31.39%)
- Vioxx (132 people, 19.73%)
- Zometa (130 people, 19.43%)
- Celebrex (96 people, 14.35%)
- Plavix (92 people, 13.75%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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The kidney stones are the main problem, I drink more water than the average person that I know. The pain is just unbearable, I can't take much more
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