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Review: could Lipitor cause Red face?

Summary: Red face could be caused by Lipitor, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Niaspan, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 129,629 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,285 have Red face. Find out below who they are, when they have Red face 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.

Red face

Red face (a sudden reddening of the face, neck) (latest reports from 372,446 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, low density lipoprotein increased, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 129,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 2,285 people (1.76%) have Red Face. They amount to 0.61% of all the 372,081 people who have Red Face on eHealthMe.

Trend of Red face in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Red face * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Red face8.89%62.22%2.22%6.67%15.56%4.44%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Red face31.41%68.59%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Red face0.00%0.14%0.07%0.42%2.95%12.22%30.62%53.58%

Severity of Red face when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Red face0.00%85.71%0.00%14.29%

How people recovered from Red face ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Red face0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (436 people, 19.08%)
  2. High density lipoprotein decreased (392 people, 17.16%)
  3. Blood triglycerides increased (168 people, 7.35%)
  4. Hypertension (164 people, 7.18%)
  5. Low density lipoprotein increased (135 people, 5.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Niaspan (1,551 people, 67.88%)
  2. Aspirin (1,108 people, 48.49%)
  3. Plavix (300 people, 13.13%)
  4. Lisinopril (227 people, 9.93%)
  5. Fish oil (175 people, 7.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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