Lipitor and Carpal tunnel decompression - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data

Summary:

Carpal tunnel decompression is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Lipitor and have Carpal tunnel decompression. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 232,672 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.

With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe enables everyone to run phase IV clinical trial to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor effectiveness. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Most recently, phase IV clinial trails for COVID 19 vaccines have been added, check here.



On May, 22, 2022

232,672 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 22 people (0.01%) have Carpal tunnel decompression.


What is Lipitor?

Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. eHealthMe is studying from 240,039 Lipitor users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Carpal tunnel decompression?

Carpal tunnel decompression is found to be associated with 463 drugs and 212 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Lipitor and Carpal tunnel decompression reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Carpal tunnel decompression?

Time on Lipitor when people have Carpal tunnel decompression *:

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

Gender of people who have Carpal tunnel decompression when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 76.19 %
  • male: 23.81 %

Age of people who have Carpal tunnel decompression when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 6.67 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 53.33 %
  • 60+: 40.0 %

Common drugs people take besides Lipitor *:

  1. Fosamax: 7 people, 31.82%
  2. Norvasc: 6 people, 27.27%
  3. Zithromax: 4 people, 18.18%
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide: 4 people, 18.18%
  5. Loratadine: 4 people, 18.18%
  6. Aspirin: 4 people, 18.18%
  7. Levothyroxine Sodium: 4 people, 18.18%
  8. Vicodin: 3 people, 13.64%
  9. Omeprazole: 3 people, 13.64%
  10. Detrol: 3 people, 13.64%

Common side effects people have besides Carpal tunnel decompression *:

  1. Headache (pain in head): 10 people, 45.45%
  2. Fall: 9 people, 40.91%
  3. Dizziness: 9 people, 40.91%
  4. Pain In Extremity: 8 people, 36.36%
  5. Stress And Anxiety: 7 people, 31.82%
  6. Depression: 7 people, 31.82%
  7. Joint Pain: 7 people, 31.82%
  8. Abdominal Pain: 6 people, 27.27%
  9. Dyspnea Exertional: 6 people, 27.27%
  10. Visual Acuity Reduced (reduced clearness of vision): 6 people, 27.27%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus): 4 people, 18.18%
  2. Constipation: 3 people, 13.64%
  3. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 2 people, 9.09%
  4. Osteopenia (a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal): 2 people, 9.09%
  5. Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint): 2 people, 9.09%
  6. Type 2 Diabetes: 1 person, 4.55%
  7. Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body): 1 person, 4.55%
  8. Back Pain: 1 person, 4.55%
  9. Breast Cancer: 1 person, 4.55%
  10. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 1 person, 4.55%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Lipitor and have Carpal tunnel decompression?

Check whether Carpal tunnel decompression is associated with a drug or a condition

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+ peer-reviewed 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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