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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 Lansoprazole, and have Hypertension.

We study 129,823 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 168 have Photosensitivity reaction. Find out below who they are, when they have Photosensitivity reaction and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,722 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Trend of lipitor reports

Photosensitivity reaction

Photosensitivity reaction (latest reports from 6,424 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

Trend of Photosensitivity reaction reports

On Oct, 29, 2014: 129,802 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 168 people (0.13%) have Photosensitivity Reaction.

Trend of Photosensitivity reaction in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Photosensitivity reaction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Photosensitivity reaction2.78%0.00%22.22%8.33%2.78%61.11%2.78%

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

FemaleMale
Photosensitivity reaction63.48%36.52%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.73%12.16%37.84%45.27%

Severity of Photosensitivity reaction when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Photosensitivity reaction ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Photosensitivity reaction50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (17 people, 10.12%)
  2. Hypercholesterolaemia (16 people, 9.52%)
  3. Hyperlipidaemia (15 people, 8.93%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (13 people, 7.74%)
  5. Blood cholesterol (8 people, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lansoprazole (29 people, 17.26%)
  2. Aspirin (29 people, 17.26%)
  3. Simvastatin (25 people, 14.88%)
  4. Synthroid (23 people, 13.69%)
  5. Evorel conti (22 people, 13.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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