Review: could Lipitor cause Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?


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 Blood cholesterol increased . We study 177,998 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 has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 181,122 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 23,212 Systemic lupus erythematosus patients).

On Oct, 20, 2016

177,998 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 conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (21 people, 10.14%)
  • Hypertension (19 people, 9.18%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (17 people, 8.21%)
  • Lupus Nephritis (16 people, 7.73%)
  • Prophylaxis (13 people, 6.28%)

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%)
  • Remicade (18 people, 8.70%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Condition Aggravated (25 people, 12.08%)
  • Arthralgia (25 people, 12.08%)
  • Renal Impairment (19 people, 9.18%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (19 people, 9.18%)
  • Back Pain (17 people, 8.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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