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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 129,920 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

Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 132,822 Lipitor users)

Kidney stones

Kidney stones has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain. (latest reports from 14,361 Kidney stones patients)

On Apr, 12, 2015: 129,909 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 669 people (0.51%) have Kidney Stones.

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 stones4.92%18.03%13.11%21.31%16.39%21.31%4.92%

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

FemaleMale
Kidney stones45.17%54.83%

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%2.62%17.66%27.97%51.75%

Severity of Kidney stones when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Kidney stones0.00%0.00%66.67%33.33%

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, 17.64%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (109 people, 16.29%)
  3. Osteoporosis (59 people, 8.82%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (40 people, 5.98%)
  5. Depression (38 people, 5.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (210 people, 31.39%)
  2. Vioxx (132 people, 19.73%)
  3. Zometa (130 people, 19.43%)
  4. Celebrex (96 people, 14.35%)
  5. Plavix (92 people, 13.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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