Lipitor and Brain surgery - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Brain surgery is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Lipitor and have Brain surgery. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 239,728 people who have side effects when taking Lipitor 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 Nov, 24, 2022

239,728 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 11 people (0.0%) have Brain surgery.

What is Lipitor?

Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. eHealthMe is studying from 247,286 Lipitor users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Brain surgery?

Brain surgery is found to be associated with 541 drugs and 310 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Lipitor and Brain surgery reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Brain surgery?

Gender of people who have Brain surgery when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 72.73 %
  • male: 27.27 %

Age of people who have Brain surgery when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 9.09 %
  • 60+: 90.91 %

Common drugs people take besides Lipitor *:

  1. Aleve: 4 people, 36.36%
  2. Galafold: 4 people, 36.36%
  3. Pepcid: 2 people, 18.18%
  4. Tylenol: 2 people, 18.18%
  5. Eliquis: 2 people, 18.18%
  6. Kenalog: 1 person, 9.09%
  7. Hycodan: 1 person, 9.09%
  8. Halcion: 1 person, 9.09%
  9. Glyburide: 1 person, 9.09%
  10. Furosemide: 1 person, 9.09%

Common side effects people have besides Brain surgery *:

  1. Memory Loss: 3 people, 27.27%
  2. Subdural Haematoma (blood collects between the skull and the surface of the brain): 2 people, 18.18%
  3. Cerebral Haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain): 2 people, 18.18%
  4. Fall: 2 people, 18.18%
  5. Pneumonia: 2 people, 18.18%
  6. Vascular Pseudoaneurysm (leakage of arterial blood from an artery into the surrounding tissue with a continuing communication between the originating artery and the resultant adjacent cavity): 1 person, 9.09%
  7. Drug Level Increased: 1 person, 9.09%
  8. Gait Disturbance: 1 person, 9.09%
  9. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 1 person, 9.09%
  10. Extradural Abscess (pus may gather between a patient's skull and his dura): 1 person, 9.09%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Fabry's Disease (build up of a particular type of fat, called globotriaosylceramide, in the body's cells): 4 people, 36.36%
  2. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen): 3 people, 27.27%
  3. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 2 people, 18.18%
  4. Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell (lung cancer): 1 person, 9.09%
  5. Liver Disorder (liver diseases): 1 person, 9.09%
  6. Lipid Metabolism Disorder (genetic disorders are caused by errors in fatty acid metabolism): 1 person, 9.09%
  7. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 1 person, 9.09%
  8. Hyperuricaemia (level of uric acid in the blood that is abnormally high): 1 person, 9.09%
  9. Stable Angina (a constant chest pain): 1 person, 9.09%
  10. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry): 1 person, 9.09%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Lipitor and have Brain surgery?

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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 Lipitor) and Lipitor (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?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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