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Lipitor® & Diabetes

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 Lipitor® Lawyers Now Investigating Lipitor Diabetes Potential Lawsuits

Statins are a class of medications that lower cholesterol levels in the blood by reducing the amount of cholesterol the liver produces. 

Recent news reports contain evidence that millions of people, especially women, taking statin medications to lower their cholesterol may be at a higher risk of developing diabetes.

Patients are advised to continue taking their medications as advised by their doctors.  Each patient should discuss their particular risk / benefit analysis of their medication carefully with his or her licensed physician.

The new information about statins and increased diabetes risks may influence the decisions of some doctors and patients about taking the medications.

Individuals taking statins may also want to have their doctors monitor them for signs of diabetes.  Also, those taking statins should be aware of some of the signs of diabetes such as increased thirst and urination, and fatigue. 

The use of statins among people older than 45 has increased ten times in the past two decades.  According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 2% of the population over 45 took the medications in the years 1988 – 1994, and 25% between 2005 – 2008.

In February, 2012, the FDA added increased diabetes risk on warnings for statins.

The FDA wants people to take the drugs with knowledge of their potential side effects.

Health regulators are therefore adding warnings to such widely used drugs as Lipitor, stating that the drugs may raise levels of blood sugar, thus increasing diabetes risk. 

Lipitor, a drug that became available in 2011 as the generic atorvastatin, is the world’s biggest selling prescription medication of all time, with cumulative sales exceeding $130 billion.

If you are a woman who took Lipitor® and then developed diabetes you may be entitled to potential compensation. 

If after taking Lipitor, or the generic version atorvastatin, you developed diabetes, you may be able to file a lawsuit. 

In 2012, clinical trial results caused the United States FDA to update the label of the cholesterol drug Lipitor to reflect an increased risk of type-2 diabetes.

We are currently evaluating potential claims that Lipitor lead to the development of diabetes in some women.

Women who have taken Lipitor and then developed diabetes are now preparing lawsuits against the drug-maker Pfizer, Lipitor’s manufacturer, for the injuries they sustained by taking the drug.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with diabetes while taking Lipitor, or its generic version called atorvastatin, we would like to hear from you and mail you some free information on Lipitor and diabetes.

Lipitor FDA Warning

Early in 2012, the FDA asked Pfizer to update Lipitor’s label to include an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.  This warning also applied to other manufacturers of cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Links Between Lipitor & Increased Risk of Diabetes

Various research has been conducted that caused the FDA to ask Pfizer to update the label for Lipitor. 

The FDA stated that the changes were the result of ongoing review of the medical literature and adverse event reports

Lipitor For Cholesterol

The generic name for Lipitor is atorvastatin.  Pfizer made and sold Lipitor, and Lipitor is used to lower cholesterol.  It is a member of the statin class called hypolipidemics.

Lipitor acts like other statin medications by stopping an enzyme in the liver from creating low density lipids known as “LDLs”.  LDL is a type of cholesterol that over time blocks arteries, which can lead to heart disease and other health issues.  The drug lowers the user’s risk of developing heart disease by lowering LDL levels. 

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If you are currently taking a statin like Lipitor or atorvastatin, ask any medical – related questions you may have during a discussion with your licensed physician – doctor.  Never stop taking any medication until you have discussed your particular risks and benefits with your doctor.

The FDA approved Lipitor in December, 1996.  Lipitor is prescribed in 10mg to 80mg tablets that are taken daily. 

If you or a loved one developed diabetes after taking Lipitor, please contact us immediately for a free potential claim evaluation.  Simply fill out any of the forms on this website, or call the toll-free number on this web page.

Trademark Notice:

Lipitor® is a registered trademark of Pfizer, Inc.  The use of this name or trademark on this website is only for product identification and information purposes.  Pfizer, Inc. is not affiliated with this website or law firm.  Nothing on this website has been authorized or approved by Pfizer, Inc. or their affiliates.

 


Who We Are

We are The Fox Law Firm, a national law firm located in Dallas, Texas, providing legal information and resources for injured individuals and their families. The Fox Law Firm has the strength and experience to represent plaintiffs in all 50 states.


The Fox Law Firm is currently investigating injury claims involving Lipitor.

 

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