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 129,898 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 has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 132,798 Lipitor users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,592 Weight gain patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 129,879 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 3,073 people (2.37%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Lipitor when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||9.96%||21.16%||10.79%||14.11%||18.67%||14.11%||11.20% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Lipitor * :
|Weight gain||64.84%||35.16% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Lipitor * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.04%||0.19%||0.64%||4.35%||13.21%||29.42%||52.14% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||2.86%||40.00%||54.29%||2.86% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||22.22%||77.78% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (580 people, 18.87%)
- Hypertension (308 people, 10.02%)
- Depression (216 people, 7.03%)
- Diabetes mellitus (183 people, 5.96%)
- Pain (142 people, 4.62%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (658 people, 21.41%)
- Lasix (426 people, 13.86%)
- Avandia (413 people, 13.44%)
- Lisinopril (310 people, 10.09%)
- Neurontin (303 people, 9.86%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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