Review: could Lipitor cause Sick Sinus Syndrome?


Summary

Sick sinus syndrome is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 174,552 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 175 have Sick sinus syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Sick sinus syndrome 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 177,664 users)

Sick Sinus Syndrome

Sick sinus syndrome (a collection of heart rhythm disorders) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, hypotension, shock, fatigue (latest reports from 2,872 Sick sinus syndrome patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

174,552 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 175 people (0.1%) have Sick Sinus Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Sick sinus syndrome?

Time on Lipitor when people have Sick Sinus Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 66.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Sick Sinus Syndrome when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 54.07 %
  • male: 45.93 %

Age of people who have Sick Sinus Syndrome when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.66 %
  • 40-49: 5.26 %
  • 50-59: 7.24 %
  • 60+: 86.84 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (31 people, 17.71%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (19 people, 10.86%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (15 people, 8.57%)
  • Pain (14 people, 8.00%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (10 people, 5.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (55 people, 31.43%)
  • Lasix (47 people, 26.86%)
  • Digoxin (41 people, 23.43%)
  • Plavix (40 people, 22.86%)
  • Prevacid (36 people, 20.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (72 people, 41.14%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (47 people, 26.86%)
  • Bradycardia (44 people, 25.14%)
  • Hypertension (39 people, 22.29%)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (39 people, 22.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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