Lipitor Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
Patients with high cholesterol are often prescribed a mix of medications and lifestyle changes to keep it in check. One popular medication is Lipitor, manufactured by Pfizer, Inc. Lipitor can help lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and chest pains in patients at risk of heart disease. However, it can also increase the risk of another disease to which there is no cure.
Lipitor has been known to increase blood glucose levels in patients, which can lead to the development of Type 2 diabetes. In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a drug safety communication that warned of this risk. Since then, the risk of increased glucose levels has been included in a warning on the medication’s packaging. However, before 2012, there was no warning of this risk on the Lipitor labeling. That left thousands of patients unaware they may be at an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
If you were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes after taking Lipitor, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. Contact the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough for a free, no obligation consultation. We’ll work to get you compensation for medical expenses and more. Call us today.