Review: could Lipitor cause Meniere's Disease?


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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 174,550 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. 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 177,661 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 rashes, drug ineffective, diarrhea, fatigue, tremor (latest reports from 1,812 Meniere's disease patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

174,550 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: 66.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 52.94 %
  • male: 47.06 %

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: 11.9 %
  • 50-59: 21.43 %
  • 60+: 66.67 %

Severity if Meniere's Disease when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Meniere's Disease **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (7 people, 13.46%)
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (4 people, 7.69%)
  • Blood Cholesterol (4 people, 7.69%)
  • Neuropathy (3 people, 5.77%)
  • Glaucoma (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%)
  • Synthroid (6 people, 11.54%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (9 people, 17.31%)
  • Dizziness (9 people, 17.31%)
  • Arthralgia (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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