Atorvastatin calcium and Screaming - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Screaming is found among people who take Atorvastatin calcium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Atorvastatin calcium and have Screaming. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 59,388 people who have side effects when taking Atorvastatin calcium from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Feb, 05, 2023

59,388 people reported to have side effects when taking Atorvastatin calcium.
Among them, 15 people (0.03%) have Screaming.

What is Atorvastatin calcium?

Atorvastatin calcium has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. eHealthMe is studying from 62,961 Atorvastatin calcium users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Screaming?

Screaming (a long loud piercing cry) is found to be associated with 1,184 drugs and 750 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Atorvastatin calcium and Screaming reports submitted per year:

Could Atorvastatin calcium cause Screaming?

Time on Atorvastatin calcium when people have Screaming *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 73.33 %
  • male: 26.67 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 30.77 %
  • 50-59: 15.38 %
  • 60+: 53.85 %

Common drugs people take besides Atorvastatin calcium *:

  1. Hydrocodone: 4 people, 26.67%
  2. Xyrem: 4 people, 26.67%
  3. Triamcinolone: 4 people, 26.67%
  4. Adderall: 3 people, 20.00%
  5. Allopurinol: 2 people, 13.33%
  6. Metformin: 2 people, 13.33%
  7. Moduretic 5-50: 2 people, 13.33%
  8. Contac 12 Hour: 1 person, 6.67%
  9. Flomax: 1 person, 6.67%
  10. Extended Phenytoin Sodium: 1 person, 6.67%

Common side effects people have besides Screaming *:

  1. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 9 people, 60.00%
  2. Weight Decreased: 5 people, 33.33%
  3. Dizziness: 5 people, 33.33%
  4. Pain In Extremity: 5 people, 33.33%
  5. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect): 5 people, 33.33%
  6. Irritability: 5 people, 33.33%
  7. Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation): 5 people, 33.33%
  8. Weakness: 5 people, 33.33%
  9. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 5 people, 33.33%
  10. Headache (pain in head): 5 people, 33.33%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Venous Occlusion (the blocking of venous return): 4 people, 26.67%
  2. Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally): 3 people, 20.00%
  3. Asthma: 2 people, 13.33%
  4. Venous Thrombosis (blood clot (thrombus) that forms within a vein): 2 people, 13.33%
  5. Sinus Disorder (disease of sinus): 2 people, 13.33%
  6. Cataplexy (loss of muscle tone accompanied by full conscious awareness): 2 people, 13.33%
  7. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (chronic lung disease): 2 people, 13.33%
  8. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development): 2 people, 13.33%
  9. Diabetes: 2 people, 13.33%
  10. Heart Attack: 2 people, 13.33%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Atorvastatin calcium and have Screaming?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It 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. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

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