Lipitor and Parkinson's disease - from FDA reports


Summary

Parkinson's disease is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, 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, 298 have Parkinson's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Parkinson'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 181,277 users)

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease has been reported by people with parkinson's disease, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 37,852 Parkinson's disease patients).

On Feb, 21, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 298 people (0.17%) have Parkinson's Disease


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Parkinson's disease?

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

  • < 1 month: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.41 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.52 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.52 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.93 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 18.52 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 46.5 %
  • male: 53.5 %

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

  • 0-1: 1.4 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.47 %
  • 20-29: 0.93 %
  • 30-39: 0.47 %
  • 40-49: 5.14 %
  • 50-59: 20.09 %
  • 60+: 71.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (61 people, 20.47%)
  • High Blood Pressure (30 people, 10.07%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (27 people, 9.06%)
  • Diabetes (26 people, 8.72%)
  • Osteoporosis (23 people, 7.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (63 people, 21.14%)
  • Sinemet (38 people, 12.75%)
  • Lisinopril (37 people, 12.42%)
  • Plavix (34 people, 11.41%)
  • Lantus (34 people, 11.41%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (60 people, 20.13%)
  • Tremor (55 people, 18.46%)
  • Weakness (53 people, 17.79%)
  • Fall (50 people, 16.78%)
  • Pain (49 people, 16.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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