A study for a 67 year old man who takes Lipitor - from FDA reports


39,430 males aged 67 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 67 year old male patient who has Heart Attack. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Jan, 21, 2019

39,430 males aged 67 (±5) who take Lipitor are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lipitor for a 67-year old man.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 67
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Heart Attack
  • Drugs taken:
    • Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Nocturia(the need to get up in the night to urinate): 77 (0.2% of males aged 67 (±5) who take the drug)

As an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea

As an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Weakness
  3. Dizziness
  4. Alanine aminotransferase increased
  5. Aspartate aminotransferase increased
  6. Erythema multiforme (a type of hypersensitivity reaction)
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  8. Fever
  9. Abdominal pain
  10. Cough
1 - 6 months:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Weakness
  3. Joint pain
  4. Pain in extremity
  5. Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  6. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  7. Pain
  8. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  9. Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  10. Breathing difficulty
6 - 12 months:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Weakness
  3. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  6. Joint pain
  7. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  8. Pneumonia
  9. Alanine aminotransferase increased
  10. Aspartate aminotransferase increased
1 - 2 years:
  1. Weakness
  2. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  3. Pain in extremity
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Back pain
  6. Memory loss
  7. Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  8. Depression
  9. Pneumonia
  10. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Weakness
  3. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  4. Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  5. Pain in extremity
  6. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  7. Balance disorder
  8. Myopathy (a muscular disease in which the muscle fibres do not function)
  9. Joint pain
  10. Weight decreased
5 - 10 years:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Weakness
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  5. Acute kidney failure
  6. Death
  7. Impaired healing
  8. Tendon rupture (tear of tendon)
  9. Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  10. Pain
10+ years:
  1. Weakness
  2. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  3. Pain in extremity
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Back pain
  6. Memory loss
  7. Joint pain
  8. Pain
  9. Weight decreased
  10. Mucosal inflammation (infection of mucous membrane)
not specified:
  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  2. Breathing difficulty
  3. Weakness
  4. Drug ineffective
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  7. Dizziness
  8. Chest pain
  9. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  10. Muscle aches (muscle pain)

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Diabetes : 2,685 people, 6.81%
  2. 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): 2,131 people, 5.40%
  3. Type 2 Diabetes : 1,968 people, 4.99%
  4. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 1,661 people, 4.21%
  5. Pain : 1,367 people, 3.47%
  6. Preventive Health Care : 1,226 people, 3.11%
  7. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 1,186 people, 3.01%
  8. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 1,156 people, 2.93%
  9. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen): 1,101 people, 2.79%
  10. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 1,076 people, 2.73%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin (4,360 people, 11.06%)
  2. Plavix (3,468 people, 8.80%)
  3. Metformin (3,349 people, 8.49%)
  4. Amlodipine (2,792 people, 7.08%)
  5. Lasix (2,350 people, 5.96%)
  6. Lisinopril (1,951 people, 4.95%)
  7. Norvasc (1,677 people, 4.25%)
  8. Clopidogrel (1,674 people, 4.25%)
  9. Lantus (1,575 people, 3.99%)
  10. Atenolol (1,553 people, 3.94%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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