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Review: could Lipitor cause Lupus erythematosus (Systemic lupus erythematosus)?





Summary: Lupus erythematosus is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Protonix, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 129,845 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 166 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 132,739 users)

Lupus erythematosus

Lupus erythematosus (inflammatory autoimmune disease causing scaly red patches on the skin) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Lupus erythematosus 13,078 patients)

On Dec, 7, 2014: 129,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 166 people (0.13%) have Lupus Erythematosus.

Trend of Lupus erythematosus in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Lupus erythematosus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Lupus erythematosus8.70%17.39%13.04%34.78%4.35%21.74%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Lupus erythematosus82.53%17.47%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lupus erythematosus0.00%0.00%0.00%1.48%13.33%20.74%28.89%35.56%

Severity of Lupus erythematosus when taking Lipitor ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Lupus erythematosus ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (17 people, 10.24%)
  2. Hypertension (16 people, 9.64%)
  3. Renal transplant (10 people, 6.02%)
  4. Hypercholesterolaemia (9 people, 5.42%)
  5. Prophylaxis (7 people, 4.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Protonix (24 people, 14.46%)
  2. Aspirin (20 people, 12.05%)
  3. Norvasc (19 people, 11.45%)
  4. Synthroid (18 people, 10.84%)
  5. Atenolol (17 people, 10.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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