Who have Anxiety with Atorvastatin calcium - from FDA reports


Anxiety is found among people who take Atorvastatin calcium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 32,566 people who have side effects when taking Atorvastatin calcium from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jan, 14, 2019

32,566 people reported to have side effects when taking Atorvastatin calcium.
Among them, 419 people (1.29%) have Anxiety


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Atorvastatin calcium cause Anxiety?

Time on Atorvastatin calcium when people have Anxiety *:

  • < 1 month: 35.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Atorvastatin calcium *:

  • female: 62.72 %
  • male: 37.28 %

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Atorvastatin calcium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.3 %
  • 20-29: 1.79 %
  • 30-39: 2.38 %
  • 40-49: 8.93 %
  • 50-59: 27.68 %
  • 60+: 58.93 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Depression: 29 people, 6.92%
  2. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 17 people, 4.06%
  3. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 15 people, 3.58%
  4. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 15 people, 3.58%
  5. Preventive Health Care: 13 people, 3.10%
  6. Pain: 13 people, 3.10%
  7. Type 2 Diabetes: 12 people, 2.86%
  8. Diabetes: 12 people, 2.86%
  9. Quit Smoking: 11 people, 2.63%
  10. Coronary Artery Bypass: 10 people, 2.39%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin: 44 people, 10.50%
  2. Lipitor: 31 people, 7.40%
  3. Atenolol: 26 people, 6.21%
  4. Omeprazole: 26 people, 6.21%
  5. Furosemide: 25 people, 5.97%
  6. Plavix: 25 people, 5.97%
  7. Synthroid: 22 people, 5.25%
  8. Amlodipine: 21 people, 5.01%
  9. Vitamin D3: 20 people, 4.77%
  10. Lisinopril: 20 people, 4.77%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 87 people, 20.76%
  2. Depression: 70 people, 16.71%
  3. Breathing Difficulty: 68 people, 16.23%
  4. Dizziness: 61 people, 14.56%
  5. Weakness: 61 people, 14.56%
  6. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 61 people, 14.56%
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 56 people, 13.37%
  8. Diarrhea: 52 people, 12.41%
  9. Pain: 52 people, 12.41%
  10. Headache (pain in head): 49 people, 11.69%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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