Lipitor and Migraine - from FDA reports


Summary

Migraine is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, 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, 615 have Migraine. Find out below who they are, when they have Migraine 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 181,266 users)

Migraine

Migraine (headache) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, migraine, birth control, depression, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 78,362 Migraine patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 615 people (0.35%) have Migraine


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Migraine?

Time on Lipitor when people have Migraine *:

  • < 1 month: 18.92 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.84 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.22 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.41 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.11 %
  • 10+ years: 5.41 %

Gender of people who have Migraine when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 77.36 %
  • male: 22.64 %

Age of people who have Migraine when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.42 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.73 %
  • 30-39: 6.08 %
  • 40-49: 24.11 %
  • 50-59: 28.93 %
  • 60+: 37.74 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (146 people, 23.74%)
  • Depression (49 people, 7.97%)
  • Pain (46 people, 7.48%)
  • High Blood Pressure (40 people, 6.50%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (33 people, 5.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (102 people, 16.59%)
  • Nexium (86 people, 13.98%)
  • Xanax (68 people, 11.06%)
  • Prilosec (68 people, 11.06%)
  • Ambien (65 people, 10.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (183 people, 29.76%)
  • Pain (150 people, 24.39%)
  • Back Pain (149 people, 24.23%)
  • High Blood Pressure (146 people, 23.74%)
  • Chest Pain (135 people, 21.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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