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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 High blood cholesterol.

We study 129,909 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 has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 132,813 Lipitor users)

Sudden death

Sudden death (latest reports from 177,491 Sudden death patients)

On Mar, 3, 2015: 129,898 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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