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Review: could Lipitor cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?





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 Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 129,845 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,073 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 132,739 users)

Weight gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Weight gain 75,856 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 129,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 3,073 people (2.37%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain9.96%21.16%10.79%14.11%18.67%14.11%11.20%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain64.84%35.16%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.04%0.19%0.64%4.35%13.21%29.42%52.14%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain2.86%40.00%54.29%2.86%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%22.22%77.78%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (580 people, 18.87%)
  2. Hypertension (308 people, 10.02%)
  3. Depression (216 people, 7.03%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (183 people, 5.96%)
  5. Pain (142 people, 4.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (658 people, 21.41%)
  2. Lasix (426 people, 13.86%)
  3. Avandia (413 people, 13.44%)
  4. Lisinopril (310 people, 10.09%)
  5. Neurontin (303 people, 9.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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