A study for a 65 year old woman who takes Lipitor - from FDA reports


40,875 females aged 65 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 65 year old female patient who has Cataract Subcapsular. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Jan, 12, 2019

40,875 females aged 65 (±5) who take Lipitor are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lipitor for a 65-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 65
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Cataract Subcapsular
  • Drugs taken:
    • Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  3. Headache (pain in head)
  4. Chest pain
  5. Itching
  6. Back pain
  7. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  8. Abdominal pain upper
  9. Fever
  10. Abdominal pain
1 - 6 months:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Type 2 diabetes
  3. Weakness
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Joint pain
  6. Pain
  7. Pain in extremity
  8. Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  9. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  10. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Type 2 diabetes
  2. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  3. Weakness
  4. Pain in extremity
  5. Joint pain
  6. Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)
  7. Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  8. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  9. Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage)
  10. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Type 2 diabetes
  2. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  3. Weakness
  4. Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)
  5. Pain in extremity
  6. Blood glucose increased
  7. Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage)
  8. Pain
  9. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  10. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Type 2 diabetes
  2. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  3. Weakness
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage)
  5. Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)
  6. Pain in extremity
  7. Pain
  8. Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  9. Blood glucose increased
  10. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Type 2 diabetes
  2. Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)
  3. Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage)
  4. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  5. Pain in extremity
  6. Blood glucose increased
  7. Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  8. Weakness
  9. Emotional distress
  10. Joint pain
10+ years:
  1. Type 2 diabetes
  2. Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage)
  3. Back pain
  4. Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  5. Atrial fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles)
  6. Constipation
  7. Lower respiratory tract infection
  8. Peripheral swelling
  9. Acute coronary syndrome (acute chest pain and other symptoms that happen because the heart does not get blood)
  10. Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
not specified:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  3. Weakness
  4. Diarrhea
  5. Breathing difficulty
  6. Drug ineffective
  7. Dizziness
  8. Pain
  9. Headache (pain in head)
  10. Fall

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 2,708 people, 6.63%
  2. Diabetes : 2,297 people, 5.62%
  3. Type 2 Diabetes : 1,776 people, 4.34%
  4. Depression : 1,723 people, 4.22%
  5. Pain : 1,701 people, 4.16%
  6. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 1,614 people, 3.95%
  7. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 1,548 people, 3.79%
  8. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 1,402 people, 3.43%
  9. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development): 1,058 people, 2.59%
  10. Preventive Health Care : 1,004 people, 2.46%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Synthroid (3,052 people, 7.47%)
  2. Metformin (3,047 people, 7.45%)
  3. Aspirin (2,923 people, 7.15%)
  4. Lasix (2,326 people, 5.69%)
  5. Plavix (2,138 people, 5.23%)
  6. Amlodipine (1,993 people, 4.88%)
  7. Nexium (1,987 people, 4.86%)
  8. Norvasc (1,872 people, 4.58%)
  9. Atenolol (1,577 people, 3.86%)
  10. Humira (1,536 people, 3.76%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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