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Review: could Lipitor cause Weight gain?

We study 129,727 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,072 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,604 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 527,097 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 129,715 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 3,072 people (2.37%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.58% of all the 526,576 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

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 gain10.00%21.25%10.83%14.17%18.33%14.17%11.25%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain64.86%35.14%

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%4.36%13.18%29.43%52.16%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain2.94%41.18%52.94%2.94%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (580 people, 18.88%)
  2. Hypertension (308 people, 10.03%)
  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, 21.42%)
  2. Lasix (426 people, 13.87%)
  3. Avandia (413 people, 13.44%)
  4. Lisinopril (309 people, 10.06%)
  5. Neurontin (303 people, 9.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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