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Review: could Lipitor cause Meniere's disease?

Summary: Meniere's disease could be caused by Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 129,629 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 44 have Meniere's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Meniere's disease and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,504 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Meniere's disease

Meniere's disease (a disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance to a varying degree) (latest reports from 5,680 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 129,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 44 people (0.03%) have Meniere's Disease. They amount to 0.78% of all the 5,654 people who have Meniere's Disease on eHealthMe.

Trend of Meniere's disease in Lipitor reports

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

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Meniere's disease50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Meniere's disease52.17%47.83%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Meniere's disease0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%10.26%25.64%64.10%

Severity of Meniere's disease when taking Lipitor ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Meniere's disease ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (10 people, 22.73%)
  2. Hyperlipidaemia (4 people, 9.09%)
  3. Blood pressure (4 people, 9.09%)
  4. Coronary artery occlusion (4 people, 9.09%)
  5. High density lipoprotein (4 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (12 people, 27.27%)
  2. Lisinopril (9 people, 20.45%)
  3. Vioxx (7 people, 15.91%)
  4. Vitamins (6 people, 13.64%)
  5. Prevacid (6 people, 13.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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