SILVER SPRING, Md. — Lipitor (which is also known as atorvastatin) is a member of a group of drugs called statins, which have become popular cholesterol reducers. Lipitor and other statins are frequently prescribed to patients who have heart disease or high cholesterol levels, but they are also frequently prescribed for patients who do not have either of these problems. Despite the popularity of statins, medical research continues to demonstrate serious side effects that have become associated with this class of cholesterol drugs.
Side Effects of Lipitor
A new study, which was published via The BMJ in May of this year, has reconfirmed what other studies have concluded – that using Lipitor in an attempt to reduce or maintain cholesterol levels can result in Type 2 diabetes. Previous studies had linked Lipitor as well as other statins with an increased risk of diabetes, and the United States Food and Drug Administration also issued a statement back in 2012 warning of the health risks associated with statins like Lipitor. A study from the same year found that women who are perimenopausal or postmenopausal are 50% more likely than other people to develop Type 2 diabetes if they are taking Lipitor or other statins.
In addition to warning of the risk that using statins will result in the development of Type 2 diabetes, the FDA notice also warned that statins like Lipitor can cause muscle damage and that, although liver injury is “rare” as the result of statin use, there have been reports of memory loss linked to the cholesterol medication.
Pfizer, Inc., the manufacturer of Lipitor, is currently facing a slew of lawsuits by Lipitor patients in both the United States and in Canada.The lawsuits all allege that the plaintiffs suffered an injury as the result of taking Lipitor (most allege that their Type 2 diabetes was the result of using Lipitor). The plaintiffs also allege that Pfizer aggressively marketed this drug even though Pfizer knew – or should have known – about the serious health risks associated with Lipitor. The lawsuits also claim that Pfizer misled consumers and physicians by downplaying the serious side effects of their drug. Despite the negative press and the mounting litigation, Lipitor remains a popular cholesterol medication and is still frequently prescribed.
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Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by Lipitor. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug maker by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this dangerous drug. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it in all in writing for you. Our Lipitor lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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