Lipitor® is a drug made and sold by Pfizer to treat high cholesterol. . The drug’s generic version is called atorvastatin, and it is a member of the statin class of hypolipidemics The FDA approved Lipitor in December of 1996. Lipitor prevents an enzyme in the liver from creating low density lipids (LDLs) that are a type of cholesterol that block arteries, reducing the user’s risk of developing heart disease.
Women who have used Lipitor are at a high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. In fact, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have studied data for over 150,000 women from ages 50-70s. Women who used Lipitor or any kind of Statin were 48 percent more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes.
Some common side effects of Lipitor are:
- Increased blood sugar
- Memory loss
- Memory confusion
- Liver complications
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