Who have Memory loss with Lipitor - from FDA reports


Memory loss 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 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.

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On Feb, 15, 2019

202,052 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 4,349 people (2.15%) have Memory loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Memory loss?

Time on Lipitor when people have Memory loss *:

  • < 1 month: 7.47 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.48 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.73 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.95 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.86 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.0 %
  • 10+ years: 4.51 %

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

  • female: 54.57 %
  • male: 45.43 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.18 %
  • 20-29: 0.28 %
  • 30-39: 3.1 %
  • 40-49: 12.65 %
  • 50-59: 26.08 %
  • 60+: 57.63 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Depression: 251 people, 5.77%
  2. Pain: 200 people, 4.60%
  3. Diabetes: 170 people, 3.91%
  4. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 161 people, 3.70%
  5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 144 people, 3.31%
  6. Sleep Disorder: 141 people, 3.24%
  7. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 141 people, 3.24%
  8. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 130 people, 2.99%
  9. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 117 people, 2.69%
  10. Cardiac Disorder: 111 people, 2.55%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin: 501 people, 11.52%
  2. Plavix: 381 people, 8.76%
  3. Nexium: 325 people, 7.47%
  4. Neurontin: 304 people, 6.99%
  5. Synthroid: 298 people, 6.85%
  6. Celebrex: 263 people, 6.05%
  7. Ambien: 259 people, 5.96%
  8. Lasix: 258 people, 5.93%
  9. Lisinopril: 235 people, 5.40%
  10. Prilosec: 227 people, 5.22%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 934 people, 21.48%
  2. Weakness: 847 people, 19.48%
  3. Depression: 765 people, 17.59%
  4. Confusional State: 599 people, 13.77%
  5. Stress And Anxiety: 580 people, 13.34%
  6. Pain: 560 people, 12.88%
  7. Dizziness: 558 people, 12.83%
  8. Fall: 509 people, 11.70%
  9. Headache (pain in head): 483 people, 11.11%
  10. Pain In Extremity: 426 people, 9.80%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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