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Myocardial Infarction (8477925-3)
on Jun 27, 2012 Female from VENEZUELA , 74 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and was treated with Lipitor. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lipitor side effects: myocardial infarction. Lipitor dosage: 40 Mg, 1x/day.

Myocardial Infarction (8477916-2)
Patient was taking Lipitor. Patient felt the following Lipitor side effects: myocardial infarction on Jun 27, 2012 from VENEZUELA Additional patient health information: Male , 77 years of age, . Lipitor dosage: Unk, Once Daily.

Herpes Zoster (8477823-5)
Adverse event was reported on Jun 27, 2012 by a Female taking Lipitor (Dosage: 20 Mg, Daily) was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 137.0 lb, After Lipitor was administered, patient encountered several Lipitor side effects: herpes zoster.

Headache, International Normalised Ratio Abnormal, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Dizziness (8477626-1)
on Jun 25, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 152.0 lb, was treated with Lipitor. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lipitor side effects: headache, international normalised ratio abnormal, activities of daily living impaired, dizziness. Lipitor dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Zebeta (Unk)
  • Plavix (Unk)
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (81 Mg, Unk)
  • Tikosyn (0.125 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Coumadin (Unk)
  • Amiodarone Hcl (Unk)
  • Allopurinol (Unk)



Ulcer Haemorrhage, Vomiting, Musculoskeletal Stiffness (8477575-9)
on Jun 25, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 154.3 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
and was treated with Lipitor. Patient felt the following Lipitor side effects: ulcer haemorrhage, vomiting, musculoskeletal stiffness. Lipitor dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day. Patient was hospitalized.

Overweight (8476644-7)
Patient was taking Lipitor. After Lipitor was administered, patient encountered several Lipitor side effects: overweight on Jun 25, 2012 from VENEZUELA Additional patient health information: Male , 41 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and. Lipitor dosage: Unk, Once Daily.

Ovarian Neoplasm (8476636-8)
Adverse event was reported on Jun 25, 2012 by a Female taking Lipitor (Dosage: 40 Mg, 1x/day) was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and. Location: VENEZUELA , 57 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lipitor side effects: ovarian neoplasm. Patient was hospitalized.

White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Lymphoma, Alopecia (8476628-9)
on Jun 26, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 177.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol abnormal
and was treated with Lipitor. Patient felt the following Lipitor side effects: white blood cell count decreased, lymphoma, alopecia. Lipitor dosage: 40 Mg, Daily. Patient was hospitalized.

Dementia Alzheimer's Type, Myasthenia Gravis, Thyroid Disorder (8476623-X)
on Jun 25, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 130.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
and was treated with Lipitor. After Lipitor was administered, patient encountered several Lipitor side effects: dementia alzheimer's type, myasthenia gravis, thyroid disorder. Lipitor dosage: 40 Mg, Once A Day.

Catheterisation Cardiac (8476302-9)
Patient was taking Lipitor. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lipitor side effects: catheterisation cardiac on Jun 22, 2012 from VENEZUELA Additional patient health information: Male , 73 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and. Lipitor dosage: Unk.

Metabolic Acidosis, Respiratory Disorder, Hyperlipidaemia, Urinary Tract Infection, Pyrexia, Nausea, Headache (8476017-7)
Adverse event was reported on Jun 18, 2012 by a Female taking Lipitor (Dosage: 20 Mg, Qd) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 182.0 lb, Patient felt the following Lipitor side effects: metabolic acidosis, respiratory disorder, hyperlipidaemia, urinary tract infection, pyrexia, nausea, headache.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lovaza (2 G, Bid)
  • Calcitriol (0.5 Mcg, Qd)
  • Lovaza (2 G, Bid)
  • Cellcept (1000 Mg, Qd)
  • Cellcept (1000 Mg, Bid)
  • Deltasone (5 Mg, Qd)
  • Magnesium Chloride (535 Mg, Qd)
  • Protonix (40 Mg, Qd)
Patient was hospitalized.

(8475901-8)
on Jun 25, 2012 Male from HONG KONG , 93 years of age, was treated with Lipitor. . Lipitor dosage: Unk.

Appendicitis (8475868-2)
on Jun 25, 2012 Female from VENEZUELA , 51 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and was treated with Lipitor. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lipitor side effects: appendicitis. Lipitor dosage: 10 Mg, Once Daily. Patient was hospitalized.

No Adverse Event (8475158-8)
Patient was taking Lipitor. Patient felt the following Lipitor side effects: no adverse event on Jun 25, 2012 from VENEZUELA Additional patient health information: Female , 52 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • cardiac operation
and. Lipitor dosage: 80 Mg, 1x/day.

Biliary Polyp (8475153-9)
Adverse event was reported on Jun 22, 2012 by a Female taking Lipitor (Dosage: Unk) . Location: VENEZUELA , 55 years of age, After Lipitor was administered, patient encountered several Lipitor side effects: biliary polyp.

(8475142-4)
on Jun 25, 2012 Male from HONG KONG , 81 years of age, was treated with Lipitor. . Lipitor dosage: Unk.

Myocardial Infarction (8475135-7)
on Jun 25, 2012 Female from VENEZUELA , 66 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and was treated with Lipitor. Patient felt the following Lipitor side effects: myocardial infarction. Lipitor dosage: 40 Mg, 1x/day.

Cerebrovascular Accident (8475055-8)
Patient was taking Lipitor. After Lipitor was administered, patient encountered several Lipitor side effects: cerebrovascular accident on Jun 25, 2012 from VENEZUELA Additional patient health information: Female , 88 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
  • depression
and. Lipitor dosage: 80 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Zoloft (50 Mg, 1x/day)


C-reactive Protein Increased, Infection, Local Swelling, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased (8474898-4)
Adverse event was reported on Jun 09, 2012 by a Male taking Lipitor (Dosage: N/A) . Location: NETHERLANDS , 56 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lipitor side effects: c-reactive protein increased, infection, local swelling, blood creatine phosphokinase increased.
Associated medications used:
  • Cortisonacetaat Pch (cortisone Acetate)
  • Metoprolol Tartraat (metoprolol Tartrate)
  • Oxycontin
  • Codiovan (hydrochlorothiazide W/valsartan)
  • Fentanyl Nycomed (fentanyl)
  • Fludrocortison Acetaat Pch (fludrocortisone Acetate)
  • Nexavar
  • Fentanyl (200 Mcg X 1 Per As Required)
Patient was hospitalized.

Inflammatory Marker Increased, Diarrhoea, Pneumonitis (8474532-3)
on Jun 22, 2012 Male from AUSTRALIA , weighting 132.3 lb, was treated with Lipitor. Patient felt the following Lipitor side effects: inflammatory marker increased, diarrhoea, pneumonitis. Lipitor dosage: 8 Mg.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Pradaxa (300 Mg)
  • Lanoxin
  • Myocrisin (0.2381 G)
  • Ramipril (10 Mg)
  • Metoprolol Tartrate (10 G)
  • Omeprazole (prisolec) (20 Mg)


Product Substitution Issue, Fatigue, Dizziness, Feeling Abnormal (8474394-4)
on Jun 22, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 149.6 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
  • hypertriglyceridaemia
and was treated with Lipitor. After Lipitor was administered, patient encountered several Lipitor side effects: product substitution issue, fatigue, dizziness, feeling abnormal. Lipitor dosage: 10mg 1 Qd Po.

Headache, Dizziness, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, International Normalised Ratio Abnormal (8474172-6)
Patient was taking Lipitor. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lipitor side effects: headache, dizziness, activities of daily living impaired, international normalised ratio abnormal on Jun 25, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 152.0 lb, . Lipitor dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Allopurinol (Unk)
  • Plavix (Unk)
  • Amiodarone Hcl (Unk)
  • Coumadin (Unk)
  • Zebeta (Unk)
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (81 Mg, Unk)
  • Tikosyn (0.125 Mg, 2x/day)


Myocardial Infarction (8473942-8)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 16, 2012 by a Male taking Lipitor (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 52 years of age, Patient felt the following Lipitor side effects: myocardial infarction.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Clozapine
  • Glycopyrrolate
  • Insulin
  • Synthroid
  • Prilosec
  • Temazepam
  • Wellbutrin Xl
  • Neurontin


Myocardial Infarction, Pneumonia (8473134-2)
on Jun 25, 2012 Male from VENEZUELA , 83 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and was treated with Lipitor. After Lipitor was administered, patient encountered several Lipitor side effects: myocardial infarction, pneumonia. Lipitor dosage: 40 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Cozaar (50 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Lasix (40 Mg, 1x/day)
Patient was hospitalized.

Staphylococcal Infection, Urinary Tract Infection, Muscular Weakness, Memory Impairment, Impaired Driving Ability, Chest Discomfort, Flatulence, Throat Cancer, Hemiparesis (8472946-9)
on Jun 21, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 204.8 lb, was treated with Lipitor. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lipitor side effects: staphylococcal infection, urinary tract infection, muscular weakness, memory impairment, impaired driving ability, chest discomfort, flatulence, throat cancer, hemiparesis. Lipitor dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Temodar (150 Mg/m2 For 5 Days, Also Reported As (3x100mg Tabs Once Daily For 5 Days Every 28 Days))
  • Keppra (150 Mg, Unk)
  • Lamictal (100 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Zoloft (100 Mg, 1x/day (at Night))
  • Decadron (4 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Dexamethasone (1 Mg, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

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Lipitor Information

Alternative LIPITOR Names:ATORVASTA

Active Ingredient: ATORVASTA

Lipitor Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

Side Effects reported to FDA: 15169. View Lipitor Adverse Reports

Lipitor safety alerts: 2010 2005 2003

Reported deaths: 1240

Reported hospitalizations: 3245

Lipitor (atorvastatin) 40 mg: Recall Specific Bottles

UPDATED 12/23/2010: Pfizer announced a recall of one lot — 19,000 bottles — of Lipitor 40 mg tablets (atorvastatin calcium) distributed in the U.S. There were three earlier recalls of Lipitor, implemented in August, October and November of 2010, in response to complaints of uncharacteristic odor. The odor is consistent with the presence of 2, 4, 6 tribromoanisole (TBA), found at a very low level during the investigation leading to the first product recall. Research indicates that a major source of TBA appears to be 2, 4, 6-tribromonophenol (TBP), a chemical used as a wood preservative.

 

[Posted 10/10/2010]

AUDIENCE: Family Practice, Patient, Pharmacy

ISSUE: Pfizer recalled specific bottles of Lipitor (40 mg only) due to a small number of reports of an uncharacteristic odor related to the bottles in which Lipitor is packaged.

BACKGROUND: A medical assessment has determined that the odor is not likely to cause adverse health consequences in patients taking Lipitor.

RECOMMENDATION: If you take Lipitor 40 mg and experience an uncharacteristic odor associated with your medication, please return the tablets to your pharmacist. If you have any concerns, call your doctor or pharmacist or call 1-888-LIPITOR (1-888-547-4867) if you need any further information.

[12/22/2010 - Press Release - Pfizer]
[10/09/2010 – Firm Public Notice – FDA]

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