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Review: could Lipitor cause Kidney stones?

We study 129,727 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 668 have Kidney stones. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney stones and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,616 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Kidney stones

Kidney stones (latest reports from 106,105 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain.

On Jul, 11, 2014: 129,715 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 667 people (0.51%) have Kidney Stones. They amount to 0.63% of all the 106,032 people who have Kidney Stones on eHealthMe.

Trend of Kidney stones in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Kidney stones * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Kidney stones5.08%16.95%13.56%22.03%15.25%22.03%5.08%

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

FemaleMale
Kidney stones45.16%54.84%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Kidney stones0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.63%17.72%28.07%51.58%

Severity of Kidney stones when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Kidney stones0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Kidney stones ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Kidney stones0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (118 people, 17.69%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (109 people, 16.34%)
  3. Osteoporosis (59 people, 8.85%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (40 people, 6.00%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (37 people, 5.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (210 people, 31.48%)
  2. Vioxx (132 people, 19.79%)
  3. Zometa (130 people, 19.49%)
  4. Celebrex (96 people, 14.39%)
  5. Plavix (92 people, 13.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Em on Jun, 23, 2014:

    Stop taking it AND call your physician immediately.

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