Lipitor and Photosensitivity reaction - from FDA reports


Summary

Photosensitivity reaction 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 High blood cholesterol . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 151 have Photosensitivity reaction. Find out below who they are, when they have Photosensitivity reaction 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)

Photosensitivity Reaction

Photosensitivity reaction has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, hepatitis c, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 7,616 Photosensitivity reaction patients).

On Feb, 15, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 151 people (0.09%) have Photosensitivity Reaction


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Photosensitivity reaction?

Time on Lipitor when people have Photosensitivity Reaction *:

  • < 1 month: 3.45 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.34 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 27.59 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.34 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 48.28 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Photosensitivity Reaction when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 63.89 %
  • male: 36.11 %

Age of people who have Photosensitivity Reaction when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 5.04 %
  • 40-49: 12.61 %
  • 50-59: 33.61 %
  • 60+: 48.74 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (37 people, 24.50%)
  • High Blood Pressure (22 people, 14.57%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (14 people, 9.27%)
  • Diabetes (8 people, 5.30%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (4 people, 2.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (27 people, 17.88%)
  • Synthroid (18 people, 11.92%)
  • Simvastatin (18 people, 11.92%)
  • Lansoprazole (17 people, 11.26%)
  • Spironolactone (11 people, 7.28%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (39 people, 25.83%)
  • Weakness (36 people, 23.84%)
  • Pain In Extremity (35 people, 23.18%)
  • Fatigue (35 people, 23.18%)
  • Muscle Aches (30 people, 19.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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