Lipitor and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lasix, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 175,191 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 3,739 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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 181,277 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Feb, 09, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 3,739 people (2.13%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Weight gain?

Time on Lipitor when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 12.61 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.62 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.36 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.02 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.06 %
  • 10+ years: 12.61 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 63.94 %
  • male: 36.06 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.03 %
  • 10-19: 0.17 %
  • 20-29: 0.61 %
  • 30-39: 4.03 %
  • 40-49: 12.46 %
  • 50-59: 28.68 %
  • 60+: 54.01 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (925 people, 24.74%)
  • High Blood Pressure (355 people, 9.49%)
  • Depression (240 people, 6.42%)
  • Diabetes (218 people, 5.83%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (192 people, 5.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (444 people, 11.87%)
  • Aspirin (435 people, 11.63%)
  • Avandia (412 people, 11.02%)
  • Synthroid (374 people, 10.00%)
  • Plavix (326 people, 8.72%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (649 people, 17.36%)
  • High Blood Pressure (478 people, 12.78%)
  • Weakness (467 people, 12.49%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (449 people, 12.01%)
  • Pain (433 people, 11.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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