6 Lipitor Side Effects You May Not Be Aware Of

Like many pharmaceutical drugs, Lipitor can cause problems as serious as those it is solving. Lipitor is prescribed to lower ‘bad’ (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides as well as to raise ‘good’ (HDL) cholesterol. It is also supposed to lowerthe risk of heart attack, stroke, and chest pain. But, Lipitor lawsuits have risen as a result of the drug’s link to type 2 diabetes, which has been validated by numerous studies.

Lipitor side effectsThe drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996 and is distributed by Pfizer, an American pharmaceutical company. It is also known by its generic name atorvastatin.

Lipitor is a statin, a class of drugs used to lower lipids and prevent the liver from producing cholesterol. But, statins are also linked to elevated blood sugar levels. Lipitor side effects can range from irritating to life-threatening and they are not always made clear to those using the drug.

Some of the more severe yet lesser known side effects of Lipitor include:

  • Memory loss
  • Muscle problems
  • Liver problems
  • Jaundice
  • Kidney failure
  • Type 2 diabetes

These Lipitor adverse reactions can be alarming as well dangerous. Seek a doctor immediately if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.