Lipitor and Red face - from FDA reports


Summary

Red face is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Niaspan, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 2,513 have Red face. Find out below who they are, when they have Red face 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)

Red Face

Red face has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 67,580 Red face patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 2,513 people (1.43%) have Red Face


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Red face?

Time on Lipitor when people have Red Face *:

  • < 1 month: 5.13 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 66.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.13 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.38 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.56 %
  • 10+ years: 2.56 %

Gender of people who have Red Face when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 33.49 %
  • male: 66.51 %

Age of people who have Red Face when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.13 %
  • 2-9: 0.13 %
  • 10-19: 0.13 %
  • 20-29: 0.34 %
  • 30-39: 3.09 %
  • 40-49: 12.27 %
  • 50-59: 29.11 %
  • 60+: 54.8 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (794 people, 31.60%)
  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (465 people, 18.50%)
  • High Blood Pressure (175 people, 6.96%)
  • Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (169 people, 6.73%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (114 people, 4.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Niaspan (1,576 people, 62.71%)
  • Aspirin (763 people, 30.36%)
  • Plavix (339 people, 13.49%)
  • Lisinopril (260 people, 10.35%)
  • Fish Oil (216 people, 8.60%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Itching (420 people, 16.71%)
  • Feeling Hot (326 people, 12.97%)
  • Rashes (319 people, 12.69%)
  • Paraesthesia (264 people, 10.51%)
  • Nausea (187 people, 7.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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