Review: could Lipitor cause Photosensitivity Reaction?


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 Hypertension . We study 174,552 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 152 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 177,664 users)

Photosensitivity Reaction

Photosensitivity reaction has been reported by people with application site swelling, erythema multiforme, hypotension, rashes, itching (latest reports from 7,285 Photosensitivity reaction patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

174,552 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 152 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: 3.12 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.12 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 46.88 %
  • 10+ years: 3.12 %

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

  • female: 63.45 %
  • male: 36.55 %

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: 4.96 %
  • 40-49: 11.57 %
  • 50-59: 33.06 %
  • 60+: 50.41 %

Severity if Photosensitivity Reaction when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 66.67 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Photosensitivity Reaction **:

  • while on drug: 50 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (21 people, 13.82%)
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (14 people, 9.21%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (13 people, 8.55%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (11 people, 7.24%)
  • Blood Cholesterol (10 people, 6.58%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (27 people, 17.76%)
  • Synthroid (19 people, 12.50%)
  • Simvastatin (18 people, 11.84%)
  • Lansoprazole (17 people, 11.18%)
  • Spironolactone (11 people, 7.24%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain In Extremity (35 people, 23.03%)
  • Fatigue (34 people, 22.37%)
  • Myalgia (30 people, 19.74%)
  • Rash (28 people, 18.42%)
  • Drug Ineffective (28 people, 18.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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