Lipitor® and Diabetes
Lipitor® (atorvastatin calcium) is prescribed to patients for cholesterol management. Pfizer Inc., the drug’s manufacturer, markets Lipitor as a medication that can help lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, certain types of heart surgery, and chest pains in patients who have, or are at risk for, heart disease. But patients taking the drug can also experience increased blood glucose levels and may face increased risks of developing Type 2 diabetes.
If you or someone you love took Lipitor and developed Type 2 diabetes, contact Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough today. Our Lipitor injury lawyers want to help you get the compensation you’re owed. Contact our legal staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week—just call (800) 210-8503 or complete our free initial consultation form.
Lipitor® Side Effects
Lipitor is part of a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins. In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a drug safety communication reporting serious health risks for patients using statins, such as Lipitor, including worsening glycemic control and the development of diabetes. As a result, statin drug packaging was updated with additional information concerning these risks.
Before the 2012 labeling change, Lipitor’s label information failed to warn patients of any potential relation between changes in blood sugar levels and taking Lipitor. Despite data suggesting that Lipitor was linked to the development of Type 2 diabetes, the drug was marketed as safe and effective.
Experienced Legal Representation
Don’t let your rights go unprotected if you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes after taking Lipitor. Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough has been helping injured victims for more than 30 years, and we want to help you, too. So don’t wait another day, call the Lipitor injury lawyers at our law firm to get the legal representation you deserve today.
Lipitor® is a registered trademark of Pfizer Inc. and is used here only to identify the product in question.
This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Pfizer Inc. or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.