Lipitor and Headaches - 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 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression. This review analyzes which people have Headaches with Lipitor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 185,636 people who have side effects when taking Lipitor from FDA, and is updated regularly.



On Jul, 17, 2018

185,636 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 6,224 people (3.35%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Headaches?

Time on Lipitor when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 22.97 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.65 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.78 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.04 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.77 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.41 %
  • 10+ years: 3.38 %

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 62.84 %
  • male: 37.16 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.02 %
  • 2-9: 0.16 %
  • 10-19: 0.16 %
  • 20-29: 0.96 %
  • 30-39: 4.06 %
  • 40-49: 12.14 %
  • 50-59: 25.31 %
  • 60+: 57.17 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Depression: 370 people, 5.94%
  2. Pain: 311 people, 5.00%
  3. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 288 people, 4.63%
  4. Diabetes: 267 people, 4.29%
  5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 226 people, 3.63%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin: 865 people, 13.90%
  2. Plavix: 592 people, 9.51%
  3. Nexium: 583 people, 9.37%
  4. Prilosec: 539 people, 8.66%
  5. Synthroid: 524 people, 8.42%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 1,578 people, 25.35%
  2. Dizziness: 1,372 people, 22.04%
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 1,156 people, 18.57%
  4. Weakness: 1,020 people, 16.39%
  5. Pain: 953 people, 15.31%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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