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Lipitor Side Effects Information


Pfizer’s cholesterol-lowering medication Lipitor (atorvastatin) has been associated with a wide variety of side effects, including type-2 diabetes.

Lipitor Side Effects

Lipitor (atorvastatin) was the most popular drug in the world for more than a decade, until the patent expired in November 2011. Millions of people still take generic Lipitor and other cholesterol-lowering medications in the statin class. These drugs work by preventing the liver from producing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol.

Lipitor side effects include:

Lipitor and Type-2 Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned about the risk of Lipitor and type-2 diabetes in a Drug Safety Communication published in February 2012. The FDA found that Lipitor could elevate blood-sugar levels and reduce glycemic control. Diabetes is one of the most serious side effects of Lipitor because it has many complications — including heart disease, kidney damage, liver damage, and more.


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