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Review: could Lipitor cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
We study 129,802 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 (latest outcomes from 132,675 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Weight gain (latest reports from 527,968 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Oct, 13, 2014: 129,802 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 3,072 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||10.00%||21.25%||10.83%||14.17%||18.33%||14.17%||11.25% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Lipitor * :
|Weight gain||64.86%||35.14% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Lipitor * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.04%||0.19%||0.64%||4.36%||13.18%||29.43%||52.16% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||2.94%||41.18%||52.94%||2.94% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||25.00%||75.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (580 people, 18.88%)
- Hypertension (308 people, 10.03%)
- 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, 21.42%)
- Lasix (426 people, 13.87%)
- Avandia (413 people, 13.44%)
- Lisinopril (309 people, 10.06%)
- Neurontin (303 people, 9.86%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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