Some science behind the scenes

Statin deaths January 2016

All the following figures come from eHealthme, are only the figures for the USA and in addition only those the doctor has reported through the Adverse Drug Report system; as such the figures do not reflect all those who have simply stopped taking the drugs because of the side effects or died without the cause being identified.

The list also excludes a number of drugs only available outside the USA or all the different trade names for the drugs.  TheEhealthme website collects figures under the trade name used and if a drug has numerous trade names [as it often does] then the figures will be dispersed and be almost impossible to track.

On Dec, 29, 2015: 991 people reported to have side effects when taking Advicor. Among them, 8 people (0.81%) have Death.

On Dec, 16, 2015: 80,177 people reported to have side effects when taking Atenolol. Among them, 1,249 people (1.56%) have Death

On Dec, 28, 2015: 17,590 people reported to have side effects when taking Atorvastatin calcium. Among them, 251 people (1.43%) have Death

On Jan, 4, 2016: 19,075 people reported to have side effects when taking Baycol. Among them, 114 people (0.60%) have Death

On Dec, 21, 2015: 2,840 people reported to have side effects when taking Caduet. Among them, 100 people (3.52%) have Death

On Jan, 6, 2016: 617 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluvastatin. Among them, 12 people (1.94%) have Death

On Dec, 30, 2015: 850 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluvastatin sodium. Among them, 20 people (2.35%) have Death

On Dec, 17, 2015: 130,000 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 3,404 people (2.62%) have Death

On Jan, 6, 2016: 11,640 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin. Among them, 215 people (1.85%) have Death

On Jan, 6, 2016: 3,639 people reported to have side effects when taking Mevacor. Among them, 44 people (1.21%) have Death

On Dec, 9, 2015: 77,634 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 1,277 people (1.64%) have Death.

On Dec, 25, 2015: 1,944 people reported to have side effects when taking Livalo. Among them, 22 people (1.13%) have Death

On Jan, 6, 2016: 16,432 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravachol. Among them, 323 people (1.97%) have Death

On Jan, 6, 2016: 8,542 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin sodium. Among them, 83 people (0.97%) have Death

On Dec, 9, 2015: 57,884 people reported to have side effects when taking Crestor. Among them, 629 people (1.09%) have Death

On Dec, 24, 2015: 1,378 people reported to have side effects when taking Rosuvastatin calcium. Among them, 23 people (1.67%) have Death

On Jan, 6, 2016: 13,162 people reported to have side effects when taking Vytorin. Among them, 210 people (1.60%) have Death

On Dec, 29, 2015: 991 people reported to have side effects when taking Advicor. Among them, 8 people (0.81%) have Death

On Jan, 6, 2016: 10,473 people reported to have side effects when taking Simcor. Among them, 4 people (0.04%) have Death

On Jan, 6, 2016: 60,361 people reported to have side effects when taking Zocor. Among them, 1,100 people (1.82%) have Death

On Jan, 6, 2016: 5,804 people reported to have side effects when taking Lescol. Among them, 104 people (1.79%) have Death