What is Lipitor®?
Lipitor® is the brand name for the drug atorvastatin, a member of the statin class of hypolipidemics. It is a popular prescription medication manufactured by Pfizer that is used to treat high cholesterol. Lipitor® has been linked to some severe, irreversible side effects that can be life threatening.
FDA Warning about Lipitor®
In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required Pfizer to update the Lipitor® label to notify consumers that the drug may cause Type 2 diabetes. Prior to 2012, the label failed to warn doctors and patients of the risk of diabetes and the importance of monitoring blood glucose levels. Now, thousands of women who took Lipitor have developed diabetes.
A study published in the Archives of Internal medicine identified a potential link between statins use, which prevents the liver from creating an enzyme that helps the body produce cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes. Archives of Internal Medicine http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1108676)
Signs and symptoms of Lipitor® diabetes may include:
- Increased thirst and frequent urination
- Increased hunger
- Weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Slow-healing sores or frequent infections
- Areas of darkened skin
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with diabetes while taking the drug Lipitor® prior to February 2012, you may be eligible to file a Lipitor® lawsuit. The attorneys at Franklin D. Azar & Associates, P.C. are currently investigating claims involving Lipitor®. All Lipitor cases are being pursued under a contingency fee, which means that there are no fees for our Lipitor® attorneys to pursue your case unless a recovery is obtained. To review a potential claim with one of our Lipitor® lawyers, call today, or fill out the form to the right.