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Lipitor, a popular statin used to lower blood cholesterol levels, has been associated with mild to severe side effects. Some side effects have the potential to be life-threatening. These side effects may include:

  • Indigestion
  • Gas
  • Joint pain
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Tiredness
  • Incomplete or infrequent bowel movements
  • Stomach cramps
  • Throat irritation
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Dark urine
  • Jaundice
  • Muscle problems
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver problems

Many studies have linked Lipitor use to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, which in turn has led to an increase in Lipitor lawsuits. Side effects of Lipitor can range from mild to dangerous, but all patients are encouraged to discuss this information with their physicians before changing or stopping their use of Lipitor.

Clint Fisher

Shareholder Clint Fisher, national experience with Lipitor Products Liability Litigation

The side effects of Lipitor have been a popular topic in recent years. The drug, first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 1996, is prescribed to help people who need to lower their cholesterol levels. It is manufactured and sold by the American pharmaceutical company, Pfizer. The generic name for the drug is atorvastatin.

Lipitor is just one type of statin. Statins are lipid-lowering medications that prevent the liver from making cholesterol. By lowering blood cholesterol levels, statins can lower risk of chest pain (angina), heart attack and stroke.

If you or someone you love has taken Lipitor and developed type 2 diabetes, you may have grounds for a Lipitor lawsuit. Contact one of our Lipitor lawyers today, or learn more about Lipitor warnings or Lipitor and diabetes now.

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