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Review: could Lipitor cause Sudden death (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 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypercholesterolaemia.

We study 129,823 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,390 have Sudden death. Find out below who they are, when they have Sudden death and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,712 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

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Sudden death

Sudden death (latest reports from 546,449 patients)

Trend of Sudden death reports

On Oct, 28, 2014: 129,802 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 3,390 people (2.61%) have Sudden Death.

Trend of Sudden death in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Sudden death * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sudden death16.67%13.89%12.04%18.52%16.67%11.11%11.11%

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

FemaleMale
Sudden death42.14%57.86%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sudden death0.11%0.00%0.00%0.17%1.12%5.74%16.06%76.80%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypercholesterolaemia (384 people, 11.33%)
  2. Hypertension (210 people, 6.19%)
  3. Hypertriglyceridaemia (123 people, 3.63%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (102 people, 3.01%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (97 people, 2.86%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (494 people, 14.57%)
  2. Lasix (427 people, 12.60%)
  3. Norvasc (293 people, 8.64%)
  4. Trasylol (289 people, 8.53%)
  5. Lisinopril (276 people, 8.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, High Blood Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Dementia (controlled), and takes Multivitamin, Lipitor, Claritin, Allopurinol, Diltiazem Hydrochloride, Namenda Xr, Aricept, Dicyclomine Hydrochloride, Bystolic, Lexapro)
    My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid ...

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    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Diabetic, Heart Attack, Hardly Any Voice For 8wks. Long History Of Depression. , and takes Lipitor, Metformin, Insulin, Prozac)
    I had a heart attack 3yrs ago, finding it hard to handle. Waiting for a complete knee replacement, also long history of back problems. Chronic pain. Diabetic on insulin.

  • What causes ideopathic polyneurothopy if not diabetic?
    (Asked by a 56 year old man who has Numbness And Tingling, Numbness In Hands Or Feet, and takes Atorvastatin Calcium, Vitamin D, CoQ-10, Adderall Xr 20, Bystolic, Azor)
    Numbness in ball of foot. Started on one right side and progressed to both. EMG indicated Ideopathic Polyneurothopy. Pre diabetic with A1C of 5.8 - only one reading ever exceeded diabetic criteria at 6.6. Started 6 months ago with slow progression. No pain, minor tingling. Not constant but pro ...

  • My doctor prescribed citalopram for depression but l have myasthenia gravis is the ol
    (Asked by a 70 year old man who has Depression, and takes Lisinopril, Atorvastatin Calcium, Prednisolone, Azathioprine)
    Could anyone help, my doctor has given me citalopram for depression but I have myasthenia gravis is this ok I have read it might not be safe?

  • I take adelat and mavik and wonder why i would be taking 2 high blood meds i am 70 and pretty healthy. had / very small strokes about 4 years ago
    (Asked by a 70 year old woman who has Had High Blood Pressure And High Cholesterol But Neither Extremely High, and takes Lipitor, Adalat, Mavik)
    I had 2 very small strokes no after effects, and higher blood pressure and cholesterol but now a in control and wonder about all these drugs I take over a long period of time.

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