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Lipitor (Atorvastatin) - Side Effect Reports to FDA

 
 



This is an index of side effect / adverse reaction reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Lipitor (Atorvastatin) and submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Reports by Event Outcome

All Cases (7527)
Death (1017)
Life Threatening Events (59)
Disability (212)

Reports by Reaction Type

Myalgia (581)Death (580)Myocardial Infarction (379)Blood Cholesterol Increased (372)Cerebrovascular Accident (354)Pain in Extremity (338)Muscle Spasms (287)Arthralgia (286)Pain (279)Malaise (256)Cardiac Disorder (252)NO Adverse Event (239)

Below are a few examples of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Lipitor (Atorvastatin). For a complete list or a specific selection of reports, please use the links above.

Possible Lipitor side effects in 65 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 65 year old male, weighing 83.9 kg (184.6 pounds)

Reactions: Drug Ineffective

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor
    Dosage: 85 mg, daily
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased
    End date: 2012-07-04

Lipitor
    Dosage: unk
    End date: 2012-08-18

Other drugs received by patient: Tricor; Acetylsalicylic Acid; Metoprolol; Lisinopril



Possible Lipitor side effects in 70 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 70 year old male, weighing 94.3 kg (207.5 pounds)

Reactions: Myocardial Infarction, Aneurysm

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cardura
    Dosage: 8 mg, daily
    Indication: Cardiac Disorder

Lipitor
    Dosage: 20 mg, daily
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Abnormal



Possible Lipitor side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: male

Reactions: Brain Neoplasm Malignant, Diabetes Mellitus, Lung Neoplasm Malignant, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Depression, Hypertension

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Dilantin-125
    Dosage: unk

Lipitor
    Dosage: unk

Zoloft
    Dosage: unk



Possible Lipitor side effects in 81 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 81 year old female

Reactions: Movement Disorder, Upper Limb Fracture, Pain, Diverticulitis, Muscle Tightness, Fall, Muscle Strain, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Tendonitis

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Excedrin (Migraine)
    Indication: Headache

Excedrin (Migraine)
    Dosage: as directed
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Pain

Excedrin (Migraine)

Excedrin (Migraine)
    Dosage: 2-3 df, prn
    Administration route: Oral

Lipitor
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased

Other drugs received by patient: Atenolol; Biaxin; Tofranil; Xanax



Possible Lipitor side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Myocardial Infarction

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor



Possible Lipitor side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Malaise

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Atorvastatin Calcium
    Dosage: unk

Lipitor
    Dosage: unk



Possible Lipitor side effects in 59 year old male

Reported by a physician from Australia on 2012-08-27

Patient: 59 year old male

Reactions: Jaundice, Gamma-Glutamyltransferase Increased, Drug-Induced Liver Injury

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipidil
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2012-04-01

Lipitor
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    End date: 2012-01-01



Possible Lipitor side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Renal Failure, Hernia

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Glucotrol XL
    Dosage: unk

Lipitor
    Dosage: unk

Neurontin
    Dosage: unk

Zoloft
    Dosage: unk



Possible Lipitor side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Hypersensitivity, Pruritus, Hearing Impaired, Cough

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor



Possible Lipitor side effects in 76 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 76 year old female, weighing 59.0 kg (129.7 pounds)

Reactions: Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor

Other drugs received by patient: Metformin; Losartan; Omeprazole; Hydrochlorothiazide; Aspirin; Metoprolol; Calcium 600 with Vitamin D3; Multi-Vitamins



Possible Lipitor side effects in 62 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 62 year old female

Reactions: Allergic Oedema, Drug Tolerance Increased, Urticaria, Psoriasis, Musculoskeletal Discomfort, DRY Eye, Angle Closure Glaucoma

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Humira
    Indication: Psoriasis

Lipitor
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    End date: 2012-07-01

Lotrel
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Zetia
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2012-07-13

Other drugs received by patient: Losartan Potassium; Potassium; Nopalea; Amlodipine; Carvedilol; Celexa



Possible Lipitor side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Hearing Impaired, Hypertension

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor
    Dosage: unk

Procardia XL
    Dosage: unk



Possible Lipitor side effects in 61 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Brazil on 2012-08-27

Patient: 61 year old male

Reactions: Rhinitis Allergic, Diabetes Mellitus

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Atenolol
    Dosage: 50 mg, 1x/day, in morning
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Blood Pressure

Lipitor
    Dosage: 20 mg (half tablet of 40mg), 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2005-01-01

Other drugs received by patient: Clopin; Losartan Potassium; Losartan Potassium



Possible Lipitor side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Blood Bilirubin Increased

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor



Possible Lipitor side effects in 66 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 66 year old female

Reactions: Overdose, Blood Pressure Fluctuation, Clostridial Infection

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor
    Dosage: at bed time
    Administration route: Oral

Lipitor
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2012-04-01

Nicotrol
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2012-03-19

Other drugs received by patient: Atenolol



Possible Lipitor side effects in 61 year old female

Reported by a physician from Colombia on 2012-08-27

Patient: 61 year old female

Reactions: Hypertensive Emergency, Obesity, Exercise Lack of, Renal Failure Chronic

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor
    Dosage: 20 mg, 1x/day
    Indication: Dyslipidaemia

Olmesartan Medoxomil
    Dosage: 20 mg, 1x/day
    Indication: Hypertension

Other drugs received by patient: Gemfibrozil; Acetylsalicylic Acid



Possible Lipitor side effects in 63 year old male

Reported by a physician from Brazil on 2012-08-27

Patient: 63 year old male

Reactions: Myalgia, Ischaemic Stroke, Coronary Artery Occlusion, Pain, Nervous System Disorder, Carotid Artery Occlusion, Carotid Arteriosclerosis

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Abnormal

Lipitor
    Dosage: 20 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Blood Triglycerides Abnormal
    Start date: 2011-05-01

Other drugs received by patient: Plavix; Coumadin



Possible Lipitor side effects in 56 year old

Reported by a pharmacist from Netherlands on 2012-08-27

Patient: 56 year old

Reactions: NO Adverse Event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor



Possible Lipitor side effects in

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient:

Reactions: Cerebrovascular Accident

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Accupril
    Dosage: unk

Lipitor
    Dosage: unk



Possible Lipitor side effects in 54 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 54 year old female, weighing 80.0 kg (176.0 pounds)

Reactions: Osteoporosis

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor
    Dosage: 40 mg, daily
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Increased

Zoloft
    Dosage: 50 mg, daily
    Indication: Depression

Other drugs received by patient: Acetylsalicylic Acid; Celebrex; Micardis; Celebrex; Celebrex; Metformin



Possible Lipitor side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Blood Cholesterol Increased

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor



Possible Lipitor side effects in 80 year old male

Reported by a physician from Israel on 2012-08-27

Patient: 80 year old male

Reactions: Localised Infection, Neuropathy Peripheral, Parkinsonian Gait, Pain, Gait Disturbance

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor

Other drugs received by patient: Ikapress; Pradaxa; Glucophage



Possible Lipitor side effects in 53 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Venezuela on 2012-08-27

Patient: 53 year old female

Reactions: Cataract, Eye Swelling

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor

Other drugs received by patient: Colchicine



Possible Lipitor side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Asthma, Nasopharyngitis, Malaise, Hypersensitivity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor



Possible Lipitor side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: NO Adverse Event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor



Possible Lipitor side effects in 69 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 69 year old male, weighing 109.0 kg (239.8 pounds)

Reactions: Cerebrovascular Accident, Amputation

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor

Other drugs received by patient: Depakote; Diltiazem; Lisinopril; Hydrochlorothiazide; Clonidine; Warfarin; Urecholine; Propecia



Possible Lipitor side effects in 76 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 76 year old female, weighing 68.0 kg (149.7 pounds)

Reactions: Cataract, Malaise, Drug Intolerance, Abdominal Pain Upper

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Atorvastatin Calcium
    Dosage: 20 mg, daily
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Abnormal
    Start date: 2011-01-01
    End date: 2012-01-01

Lipitor
    Dosage: 20 mg, daily
    Start date: 2012-01-01

Lipitor
    Dosage: 20 mg, daily
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Blood Cholesterol Abnormal
    Start date: 2004-01-01
    End date: 2011-01-01



Possible Lipitor side effects in 69 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 69 year old female

Reactions: Urinary Tract Infection, Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma, Disease Progression

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Afinitor
    Indication: Breast Cancer

Lipitor

Sutent
    Dosage: 25 mg, unk
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
    Start date: 2011-04-19
    End date: 2012-06-01

Other drugs received by patient: Tramadol; Vitamin D; Nolvadex; Oxycodone; Tizanidine; Tylenol; Oystcal; Bactrim; Nitroglycerin



Possible Lipitor side effects in 72 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 72 year old female, weighing 74.8 kg (164.6 pounds)

Reactions: Angina Pectoris, Asthenia, Feeling Abnormal

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor

Other drugs received by patient: Plavix



Possible Lipitor side effects in 72 year old male

Reported by a pharmacist from Ireland on 2012-08-27

Patient: 72 year old male

Reactions: Rhabdomyolysis, Drug Interaction, Orthostatic Hypotension, Gastritis, Multi-Organ Failure, Dehydration, Sepsis, Drug Administration Error, Debridement, Renal Failure Acute

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lipitor

Other drugs received by patient possibly interacting with the suspect drug:
Fucidine CAP
    Dosage: 500 mg, 3x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Osteomyelitis
    Start date: 2012-05-16
    End date: 2012-06-12

Other drugs received by patient: Sulfasalazine; Bisoprolol; Alendronate Sodium; Leflunomide; Flucloxacillin; Calcium Carbonate; Ferrous Sulfate TAB; Isosorbide Mononitrate; Aspirin; Prednisolone; Paracetamol; Ivabradine

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