Will you have Hearing loss with Lipitor - from FDA reports


Hearing loss is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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 Hearing loss 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 Hearing loss?

Hearing loss has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 16,616 Hearing loss 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 Feb, 19, 2019

202,052 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 526 people (0.26%) have Hearing loss

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Hearing loss?

Time on Lipitor when people have Hearing loss *:

  • < 1 month: 19.05 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 28.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 23.81 %
  • 10+ years: 4.76 %

Gender of people who have Hearing loss when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 57.76 %
  • male: 42.24 %

Age of people who have Hearing loss when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.3 %
  • 20-29: 0.89 %
  • 30-39: 2.07 %
  • 40-49: 4.44 %
  • 50-59: 21.6 %
  • 60+: 70.41 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 32 people, 6.08%
  2. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 29 people, 5.51%
  3. Diabetes: 29 people, 5.51%
  4. Pain: 26 people, 4.94%
  5. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints): 25 people, 4.75%
  6. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 23 people, 4.37%
  7. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development): 22 people, 4.18%
  8. Depression: 18 people, 3.42%
  9. Erection Problems: 14 people, 2.66%
  10. Anaemia (lack of blood): 14 people, 2.66%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin: 71 people, 13.50%
  2. Zometa: 61 people, 11.60%
  3. Fosamax: 51 people, 9.70%
  4. Plavix: 48 people, 9.13%
  5. Prevacid: 46 people, 8.75%
  6. Toprol-Xl: 46 people, 8.75%
  7. Synthroid: 42 people, 7.98%
  8. Coumadin: 36 people, 6.84%
  9. Zoloft: 35 people, 6.65%
  10. Prilosec: 35 people, 6.65%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Anaemia (lack of blood): 93 people, 17.68%
  2. Stress And Anxiety: 92 people, 17.49%
  3. Breathing Difficulty: 89 people, 16.92%
  4. Dizziness: 88 people, 16.73%
  5. Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears): 76 people, 14.45%
  6. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 74 people, 14.07%
  7. Pain: 71 people, 13.50%
  8. Chest Pain: 70 people, 13.31%
  9. Back Pain: 68 people, 12.93%
  10. Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw): 65 people, 12.36%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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