Review: could Lipitor cause Sudden Death?


Summary

Sudden death is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Lasix, and have Hypercholesterolaemia . We study 174,550 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,510 have Sudden death. Find out below who they are, when they have Sudden death 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)

Sudden Death

Sudden death has been reported by people with drug withdrawal syndrome, tinnitus, itching, cardiac failure congestive, weakness (latest reports from 332,059 Sudden death patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

174,550 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 4,510 people (2.58%) have Sudden Death


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Sudden death?

Time on Lipitor when people have Sudden Death *:

  • < 1 month: 12.58 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.93 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.56 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.21 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.25 %
  • 10+ years: 13.91 %

Gender of people who have Sudden Death when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 43.46 %
  • male: 56.54 %

Age of people who have Sudden Death when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.08 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.08 %
  • 20-29: 0.21 %
  • 30-39: 1.53 %
  • 40-49: 5.95 %
  • 50-59: 14.17 %
  • 60+: 77.98 %

Severity if Sudden Death when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

How people recovered from Sudden Death **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypercholesterolaemia (338 people, 7.49%)
  • Hypertension (245 people, 5.43%)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (224 people, 4.97%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (136 people, 3.02%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (126 people, 2.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (517 people, 11.46%)
  • Aspirin (478 people, 10.60%)
  • Norvasc (365 people, 8.09%)
  • Plavix (336 people, 7.45%)
  • Lisinopril (303 people, 6.72%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (540 people, 11.97%)
  • Anxiety (457 people, 10.13%)
  • Injury (413 people, 9.16%)
  • Renal Failure (355 people, 7.87%)
  • Anhedonia (292 people, 6.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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