Will you have Headaches with Lipitor - from FDA reports

Summary

Headaches is found among people who take Lipitor, 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 202,052 people who have side effects when taking Lipitor from FDA, and is updated regularly.



What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

eHealthMe has released original studies on market drugs and worked with leading universities and institutions such as IBM, London Health Science Centre, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University and VA. eHealthMe studies have now been referenced in over 500 peer-reviewed medical publications.

How we gather our data?

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 Lipitor) and Lipitor (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Headaches are also considered in the study.

What is Lipitor?

Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 208,540 users)

What is Headaches?

Headaches has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 425,370 Headaches patients).

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 Mar, 23, 2019

202,052 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 6,825 people (3.38%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Headaches?

Time on Lipitor when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 23.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.37 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.46 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.56 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.81 %
  • 10+ years: 3.05 %

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 62.77 %
  • male: 37.23 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.02 %
  • 2-9: 0.15 %
  • 10-19: 0.17 %
  • 20-29: 0.9 %
  • 30-39: 3.94 %
  • 40-49: 11.87 %
  • 50-59: 25.13 %
  • 60+: 57.82 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Depression: 391 people, 5.73%
  2. Pain: 347 people, 5.08%
  3. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 305 people, 4.47%
  4. Diabetes: 297 people, 4.35%
  5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 252 people, 3.69%
  6. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 249 people, 3.65%
  7. Stress And Anxiety: 226 people, 3.31%
  8. Type 2 Diabetes: 209 people, 3.06%
  9. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 194 people, 2.84%
  10. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 190 people, 2.78%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin: 865 people, 12.67%
  2. Plavix: 651 people, 9.54%
  3. Nexium: 627 people, 9.19%
  4. Synthroid: 596 people, 8.73%
  5. Prilosec: 582 people, 8.53%
  6. Lasix: 512 people, 7.50%
  7. Norvasc: 484 people, 7.09%
  8. Lisinopril: 446 people, 6.53%
  9. Zoloft: 412 people, 6.04%
  10. Vioxx: 390 people, 5.71%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 1,720 people, 25.20%
  2. Dizziness: 1,505 people, 22.05%
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 1,336 people, 19.58%
  4. Weakness: 1,117 people, 16.37%
  5. Pain: 1,037 people, 15.19%
  6. Stress And Anxiety: 936 people, 13.71%
  7. Chest Pain: 931 people, 13.64%
  8. Breathing Difficulty: 906 people, 13.27%
  9. Diarrhea: 896 people, 13.13%
  10. Back Pain: 884 people, 12.95%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.


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Results from eHealthMe (non-FDA) reports of Headaches with Lipitor

Severity of Headaches *:
  • least: 11.27 %
  • moderate: 53.52 %
  • severe: 32.39 %
  • most severe: 2.82 %
How people recovered from Headaches *:
  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 8.11 %
  • not yet: 91.89 %
Effectiveness of Lipitor when people have Headaches *:
  • not at all: 1.89 %
  • somewhat: 15.09 %
  • moderate: 16.98 %
  • high: 43.4 %
  • very high: 22.64 %
Race of the people *:
  • African American, Non-Hispanic: 3.33 %
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.0 %
  • Asian: 0.0 %
  • Hispanic: 3.33 %
  • Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders: 0.0 %
  • Two or more races: 0.0 %
  • White, Non-Hispanic: 93.33 %

* Approximation only.


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