Who have Headaches with Lipitor - from FDA reports


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 199,194 people who have side effects when taking Lipitor from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Nov, 14, 2018

199,194 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 7,466 people (3.75%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Headaches?

Time on Lipitor when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 25.32 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.36 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.86 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.55 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.82 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.35 %
  • 10+ years: 2.74 %

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 62.65 %
  • male: 37.35 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.02 %
  • 2-9: 0.14 %
  • 10-19: 0.14 %
  • 20-29: 0.92 %
  • 30-39: 4.14 %
  • 40-49: 12.01 %
  • 50-59: 25.17 %
  • 60+: 57.47 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Depression: 388 people, 5.20%
  2. Pain: 342 people, 4.58%
  3. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 302 people, 4.05%
  4. Diabetes: 293 people, 3.92%
  5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 248 people, 3.32%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin: 867 people, 11.61%
  2. Plavix: 657 people, 8.80%
  3. Synthroid: 643 people, 8.61%
  4. Prilosec: 633 people, 8.48%
  5. Nexium: 623 people, 8.34%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 1,809 people, 24.23%
  2. Dizziness: 1,482 people, 19.85%
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 1,398 people, 18.72%
  4. Weakness: 1,180 people, 15.80%
  5. Pain: 1,021 people, 13.68%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study



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