Lipitor and Meniere's disease - from FDA reports


Summary

Meniere's disease is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 52 have Meniere's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Meniere's disease 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 181,290 users)

Meniere's Disease

Meniere's disease (a disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance to a varying degree) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 1,845 Meniere's disease patients).

On Feb, 18, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 52 people (0.03%) have Meniere's Disease


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Meniere's disease?

Time on Lipitor when people have Meniere's Disease *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 33.33 %

Gender of people who have Meniere's Disease when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 54.9 %
  • male: 45.1 %

Age of people who have Meniere's Disease when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 12.2 %
  • 50-59: 21.95 %
  • 60+: 65.85 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (16 people, 30.77%)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy (3 people, 5.77%)
  • Joint Pain (3 people, 5.77%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (3 people, 5.77%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (3 people, 5.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (8 people, 15.38%)
  • Vioxx (7 people, 13.46%)
  • Plavix (7 people, 13.46%)
  • Lisinopril (7 people, 13.46%)
  • Prevacid (6 people, 11.54%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dizziness (10 people, 19.23%)
  • Pain (9 people, 17.31%)
  • Joint Pain (9 people, 17.31%)
  • Pain In Extremity (7 people, 13.46%)
  • Fatigue (7 people, 13.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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