Review: could Lipitor cause Red Face?


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 Blood cholesterol increased . We study 146,964 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,338 have Red face. Find out below who they are, when they have Red face and more.

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Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 143,537 users)

Red Face

Red face has been reported by people with paraesthesia, rashes, itching, diarrhea, joint pain (latest reports from 54,006 Red face patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

146,964 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 2,338 people (1.59%) have Red Face

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Red face?

Time on Lipitor when people have Red Face *:

  • < 1 month: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 54.55 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.36 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.91 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.55 %
  • 10+ years: 2.27 %

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

  • female: 32.37 %
  • male: 67.63 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.14 %
  • 10-19: 0.14 %
  • 20-29: 0.36 %
  • 30-39: 3.11 %
  • 40-49: 12.29 %
  • 50-59: 29.28 %
  • 60+: 54.66 %

Severity if Red Face when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 87.5 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 12.5 %

How people recovered from Red Face **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (464 people)
  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (443 people)
  • Blood Triglycerides Increased (195 people)
  • Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (164 people)
  • Hypertension (163 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Niaspan (1,542 people)
  • Aspirin (756 people)
  • Plavix (324 people)
  • Lisinopril (257 people)
  • Fish Oil (201 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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