Review: could Lipitor cause Underactive Thyroid?


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 Blood cholesterol increased . We study 146,964 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 661 have Underactive thyroid. Find out below who they are, when they have Underactive thyroid 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 143,537 users)

Underactive Thyroid

Underactive thyroid has been reported by people with asthma, dry mouth, feeling abnormal, swelling, paraesthesia (latest reports from 53,605 Underactive thyroid patients).

On Aug, 21, 2016

146,964 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 661 people (0.45%) have Underactive Thyroid

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Underactive thyroid?

Time on Lipitor when people have Underactive Thyroid *:

  • < 1 month: 13.79 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.69 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.52 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.41 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 24.14 %
  • 10+ years: 3.45 %

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

  • female: 65.69 %
  • male: 34.31 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.58 %
  • 20-29: 0.58 %
  • 30-39: 3.47 %
  • 40-49: 16.96 %
  • 50-59: 22.35 %
  • 60+: 56.07 %

Severity if Underactive Thyroid when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 50 %

How people recovered from Underactive Thyroid **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (115 people)
  • Hypertension (100 people)
  • Depression (59 people)
  • Osteoporosis (54 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol (45 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (188 people)
  • Aspirin (168 people)
  • Lasix (116 people)
  • Zometa (114 people)
  • Protonix (97 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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