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 129,909 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,074 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 132,813 Lipitor users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,623 Weight gain patients)
On Mar, 13, 2015: 129,898 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 3,074 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||9.92%||21.07%||10.74%||14.05%||18.60%||14.05%||11.57% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Lipitor * :
|Weight gain||64.82%||35.18% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Lipitor * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.04%||0.19%||0.64%||4.35%||13.21%||29.41%||52.16% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||2.78%||41.67%||52.78%||2.78% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||20.00%||80.00% |
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, 5.95%)
- 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, 10.08%)
- Neurontin (303 people, 9.86%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of drug interactions between Metoprolol Succinate, Methotrexate Sodium Preservative Free, Plavix, Plaquenil, Humira, Folic Acid, Atorvastatin Calcium for a 59-year old woman with Coronary Artery Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, High Blood Cholesterol. The patient has Weight Gain
- A study of drug interactions between Atorvastatin Calcium, Metformin Hydrochloride; Repaglinide for a 58-year old man with Cholesterosis, Diabetes.
- A study of side effects of Lithium Carbonate for a 67-year old woman with Bipolar Disorder. The patient has Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development), Dry Mouth, Weight Gain, Sleepiness - During The Day (excess sleeping during day time)
- A study of drug interactions between Alesse, Garcinia Cambogia for a 34-year old woman with Premenstrual Syndrome, Weight Loss. The patient has Fluid Retention, Weight Gain
- A study of drug interactions between Lipitor, Metformin Hydrochloride; Repaglinide for a 53-year old man with High Blood Cholesterol, Type 2 Diabetes. The patient has Muscular Weakness, Thoughts - Cloudy, Appetite - Decreased
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