Lipitor and Sudden death - from FDA reports


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 High blood cholesterol. This review analyzes which people have Sudden death with Lipitor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 182,463 people who have side effects when taking Lipitor from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 24, 2017

182,463 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 4,725 people (2.59%) have Sudden Death


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Sudden death?

Time on Lipitor when people have Sudden Death *:

  • < 1 month: 13.61 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.52 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.01 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.69 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.93 %
  • 10+ years: 14.97 %

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

  • female: 43.08 %
  • male: 56.92 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.08 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.19 %
  • 20-29: 0.19 %
  • 30-39: 1.52 %
  • 40-49: 5.79 %
  • 50-59: 14.06 %
  • 60+: 78.17 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (563 people, 11.92%)
  • High Blood Pressure (252 people, 5.33%)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (224 people, 4.74%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (170 people, 3.60%)
  • Diabetes (131 people, 2.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (550 people, 11.64%)
  • Aspirin (481 people, 10.18%)
  • Norvasc (378 people, 8.00%)
  • Plavix (360 people, 7.62%)
  • Lisinopril (308 people, 6.52%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (551 people, 11.66%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (483 people, 10.22%)
  • Injury (420 people, 8.89%)
  • Acute Kidney Failure (359 people, 7.60%)
  • Anhedonia (295 people, 6.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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