Atorvastatin calcium side effects - from FDA reports

Summary

In this review, we analyze Atorvastatin calcium side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Atorvastatin calcium. The review is based on 32,574 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA. The information that eHealthMe analyzes includes:

  • Atorvastatin calcium side effects over time
  • (applicable) Atorvastatin calcium side effects by gender
  • Atorvastatin calcium side effects by age


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Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on atorvastatin calcium (the active ingredients of Atorvastatin calcium) and Atorvastatin calcium (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered.

What is Atorvastatin Calcium?

Atorvastatin calcium has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Atorvastatin calcium 34,006 users)

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.


On Feb, 27, 2019

32,574 people who take Atorvastatin Calcium are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Atorvastatin calcium side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Vomiting
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rash maculo-papular (red area on the skin that is covered with small confluent bumps)
1 - 6 months:
  • Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Transaminases increased
  • Rash
  • Sleep disorder
  • Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
  • Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • Death
  • Nephrotic syndrome (kidney disease with proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, and oedema)
  • Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
6 - 12 months:
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Rash
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Weight decreased
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Pruritus generalised (generalized itching)
  • Vision blurred
1 - 2 years:
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Weight decreased
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in extremity
  • Ventricular dysfunction (heart dysfunction)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
2 - 5 years:
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Death
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  • Pain
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Tendon rupture (tear of tendon)
  • Muscle rupture (tear in muscle)
  • Muscular weakness (muscle weakness)
5 - 10 years:
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Abdominal pain
  • Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Acute hepatic failure
  • Death
  • Tendon rupture (tear of tendon)
  • Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)
  • Multi-organ failure (multisystem organ failure)
10+ years:
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Peripheral sensory neuropathy (damage to one or more of your peripheral nerves)
  • Erosive duodenitis (condition that affects the wall of the small intestine)
  • Gastric ulcer (stomach ulcer)
  • Hepatotoxicity (chemical-driven liver damage)
  • Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)
  • Impaired driving ability
  • International normalised ratio increased
  • Jaundice cholestatic
  • Liver function test abnormal
not specified:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Death
  • Rash
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pain in extremity

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Vomiting
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Pain in extremity
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pain
  • Rash
male:
  • Weight decreased
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Weight increased
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pain
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Ankyloglossia congenital (a congenital anomaly in which the mucous membrane under the tongue is too short limiting the mobility of the tongue)
  • Drug administration error
  • Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  • International normalised ratio increased
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Orthostatic hypotension (a medical condition consisting of a sudden decrease in blood pressure when a person stands up)
  • Pruritus generalised (generalized itching)
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Sensation of heaviness
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
2-9:
  • Ewing's sarcoma (malignant small, round, blue cell tumour)
  • Bronchospasm (spasm of bronchial smooth muscle producing narrowing of the bronchi)
  • Drug level below therapeutic
  • Epstein-barr virus associated lymphoproliferative disorder (lymphocytes are produced in excessive quantities associated with epstein-barr virus)
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Hypertransaminasaemia
  • Renal failure chronic (long lasting kidney dysfunction)
  • Respiratory disorder (respiratory disease)
  • Spermatozoa progressive motility decreased
  • Thyroid pain (pain in neck)
10-19:
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of skin (a cancer of a kind of epithelial cell, the squamous cell. these cells are the main part of the epidermis of the skin)
  • Intentional overdose
  • Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Abortion spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
  • Multiple drug overdose intentional
  • Oesophagitis (inflammation of oesophagus)
  • Pain
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Diarrhoea
20-29:
  • Renal impairment (severely reduced kidney function)
  • Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
  • Aplasia pure red cell (type of anaemia affecting the precursors to red blood cells but not to white blood cells)
  • Cervix carcinoma (cancer of cervix)
  • Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain)
  • Vomiting
  • Blood glucose increased
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  • Death
30-39:
  • Vomiting
  • Spermatozoa progressive motility decreased
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Spermatozoa progressive motility abnormal
  • Vision blurred
  • Weight decreased
  • Pain
  • Tendon rupture (tear of tendon)
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Pyrexia (fever)
40-49:
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Weight increased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Pain
50-59:
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Vomiting
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Weight decreased
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Pain
  • Drug hypersensitivity
60+:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Pain in extremity
  • Drug ineffective
  • Death
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.


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