Lipitor and Lupus erythematosus - from FDA reports


Summary

Lupus erythematosus is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Protonix, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 209 have Lupus erythematosus. Find out below who they are, when they have Lupus erythematosus 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 181,277 users)

Lupus Erythematosus

Lupus erythematosus (inflammatory autoimmune disease causing scaly red patches on the skin) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis (latest reports from 23,260 Lupus erythematosus patients).

On Feb, 01, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 209 people (0.12%) have Lupus Erythematosus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Lupus erythematosus?

Time on Lipitor when people have Lupus Erythematosus *:

  • < 1 month: 13.64 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.73 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 22.73 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.55 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.64 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 22.73 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Lupus Erythematosus when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 82.5 %
  • male: 17.5 %

Age of people who have Lupus Erythematosus when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.63 %
  • 20-29: 3.16 %
  • 30-39: 13.92 %
  • 40-49: 23.42 %
  • 50-59: 27.85 %
  • 60+: 31.01 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (38 people, 18.18%)
  • High Blood Pressure (19 people, 9.09%)
  • Lupus Nephritis (16 people, 7.66%)
  • Preventive Health Care (13 people, 6.22%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (11 people, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Protonix (28 people, 13.40%)
  • Synthroid (24 people, 11.48%)
  • Remicade (19 people, 9.09%)
  • Norvasc (19 people, 9.09%)
  • Lasix (19 people, 9.09%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (26 people, 12.44%)
  • Rashes (22 people, 10.53%)
  • Renal Impairment (19 people, 9.09%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (19 people, 9.09%)
  • Fever (18 people, 8.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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