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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 Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 129,823 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 132,712 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 530,688 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Nov, 13, 2014: 129,802 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 3,072 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 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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    (Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, High Blood Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Dementia (controlled), and takes Multivitamin, Lipitor, Claritin, Allopurinol, Diltiazem Hydrochloride, Namenda Xr, Aricept, Dicyclomine Hydrochloride, Bystolic, Lexapro)
    My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid ...

  • Do the side effects of prolia either stop or lessen over the 6 month period between injections?
    (Asked by a 67 year old woman who has Back Pain, Acid Reflux, Fatigue, Abdominal Pain, Osteoarthritis Generalised, Headache - Mixed Tension Migraine, Itching, Weight Gain, Hot Flush, Musculoskeletal Discomfort, Pain - Abdomen, and takes Feraheme, Pantoprazole, Prolia)
    I am wondering if the side effects of Prolia go away or lessen during the six months it is taken for.

  • Laryngitis from depression?
    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Diabetic, Heart Attack, Hardly Any Voice For 8wks. Long History Of Depression. , and takes Lipitor, Metformin, Insulin, Prozac)
    I had a heart attack 3yrs ago, finding it hard to handle. Waiting for a complete knee replacement, also long history of back problems. Chronic pain. Diabetic on insulin.

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