Lipitor kidney disease lawsuits are being filed for consumers who took this dangerous medication. Lipitor is a statin, and works by inhibiting a protein in the liver that makes a majority of the cholesterol in the body. Because the liver cannot make cholesterol, it takes it up from the bloodstream, which lowers levels in the blood.
There have been increasing complaints about Lipitor causing kidney disease. Lipitor can cause or increase the risk of kidney disease. The kidney disease is the result of muscle disease caused by Lipitor. The muscle disease leads to the disintegration of muscles, which release a protein called myoglobin. The myoglobin goes through the kidney to leave the body through the urine. Myoglobin is toxic to kidneys, leading to kidney disease.
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