Lipitor and Underactive thyroid - from FDA reports


Summary

Underactive thyroid 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 Synthroid, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 743 have Underactive thyroid. Find out below who they are, when they have Underactive thyroid 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 181,266 users)

Underactive Thyroid

Underactive thyroid has been reported by people with osteoporosis, hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, osteopenia, depression (latest reports from 77,437 Underactive thyroid patients).

On Jan, 23, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 743 people (0.42%) have Underactive Thyroid


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Underactive thyroid?

Time on Lipitor when people have Underactive Thyroid *:

  • < 1 month: 15.62 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.31 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 23.44 %
  • 10+ years: 3.12 %

Gender of people who have Underactive Thyroid when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 66.16 %
  • male: 33.84 %

Age of people who have Underactive Thyroid when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.51 %
  • 20-29: 0.51 %
  • 30-39: 3.21 %
  • 40-49: 15.88 %
  • 50-59: 23.48 %
  • 60+: 56.42 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (211 people, 28.40%)
  • High Blood Pressure (115 people, 15.48%)
  • Depression (61 people, 8.21%)
  • Osteoporosis (60 people, 8.08%)
  • Joint Pain (40 people, 5.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (221 people, 29.74%)
  • Aspirin (168 people, 22.61%)
  • Lasix (129 people, 17.36%)
  • Zometa (124 people, 16.69%)
  • Prilosec (100 people, 13.46%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (201 people, 27.05%)
  • Pain (188 people, 25.30%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (173 people, 23.28%)
  • Fatigue (167 people, 22.48%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (163 people, 21.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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