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Review: could Lipitor cause Nausea?

We study 129,768 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 7,350 have Nausea. Find out below who they are, when they have Nausea and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,648 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Nausea

Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit) (latest reports from 1,917,191 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, quit smoking, depression, pain.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 129,748 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 7,350 people (5.66%) have Nausea. They amount to 0.38% of all the 1,916,727 people who have Nausea on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nausea in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Nausea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nausea18.88%25.54%9.66%10.94%20.82%12.23%1.93%

Gender of people who have Nausea when taking Lipitor * :

FemaleMale
Nausea66.36%33.64%

Age of people who have Nausea when taking Lipitor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nausea0.02%0.11%0.08%1.04%2.66%10.56%24.97%60.57%

Severity of Nausea when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nausea10.71%64.29%21.43%3.57%

How people recovered from Nausea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Nausea0.00%10.00%90.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (855 people, 11.63%)
  2. Hypertension (666 people, 9.06%)
  3. Smoking cessation therapy (574 people, 7.81%)
  4. Depression (366 people, 4.98%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (347 people, 4.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (2,011 people, 27.36%)
  2. Plavix (856 people, 11.65%)
  3. Lasix (833 people, 11.33%)
  4. Synthroid (739 people, 10.05%)
  5. Lisinopril (734 people, 9.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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