Review: could Lipitor cause Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?


Summary

Systemic lupus erythematosus is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Protonix, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 178,031 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 207 have Systemic lupus erythematosus. Find out below who they are, when they have Systemic lupus erythematosus 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 181,160 users)

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly, attacks healthy tissue) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis (latest reports from 23,221 Systemic lupus erythematosus patients).

On Nov, 24, 2016

178,031 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 207 people (0.12%) have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Systemic lupus erythematosus?

Time on Lipitor when people have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.83 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20.83 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.17 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.0 %
  • 10+ years: 4.17 %

Gender of people who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 81.82 %
  • male: 18.18 %

Age of people who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.21 %
  • 30-39: 13.46 %
  • 40-49: 23.72 %
  • 50-59: 27.56 %
  • 60+: 32.05 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Protonix (28 people, 13.53%)
  • Synthroid (24 people, 11.59%)
  • Norvasc (20 people, 9.66%)
  • Nexium (19 people, 9.18%)
  • Lasix (18 people, 8.70%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Lipitor, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (20 people, 9.66%)
  • Lupus Nephritis (16 people, 7.73%)
  • Preventive Health Care (13 people, 6.28%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (11 people, 5.31%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (11 people, 5.31%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Joint Pain (25 people, 12.08%)
  • Rashes (21 people, 10.14%)
  • Renal Impairment (19 people, 9.18%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (19 people, 9.18%)
  • Thrombocytopenia (18 people, 8.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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