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Review: could Lipitor cause Photosensitivity reaction?

Summary: Photosensitivity reaction could be caused by Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Lansoprazole, and have Hypertension.

We study 129,629 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 132,504 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Photosensitivity reaction

Photosensitivity reaction (latest reports from 27,496 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 129,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 168 people (0.13%) have Photosensitivity Reaction. They amount to 0.61% of all the 27,436 people who have Photosensitivity Reaction on eHealthMe.

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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