Lipitor and Hyperthyroidism - from FDA reports

Hyperthyroidism is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Synthroid, 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 Oct, 15, 2018

199,194 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 176 people (0.09%) have Hyperthyroidism

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Hyperthyroidism?

Time on Lipitor when people have Hyperthyroidism *:

Gender of people who have Hyperthyroidism when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 63.01 %
  • male: 36.99 %

Age of people who have Hyperthyroidism when taking Lipitor *:

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Depression: 17 people, 9.66%
  2. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 16 people, 9.09%
  3. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 14 people, 7.95%
  4. Osteopenia (a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal): 12 people, 6.82%
  5. Diabetes: 10 people, 5.68%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Synthroid: 34 people, 19.32%
  2. Aspirin: 32 people, 18.18%
  3. Vioxx: 23 people, 13.07%
  4. Coumadin: 18 people, 10.23%
  5. Plavix: 18 people, 10.23%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Chest Pain: 32 people, 18.18%
  2. Breathing Difficulty: 27 people, 15.34%
  3. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development): 24 people, 13.64%
  4. Pain In Extremity: 23 people, 13.07%
  5. Weight Decreased: 22 people, 12.50%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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