Lipitor FDA Safety Announcement
The FDA advised consumers and health care professionals that people being treated with statins like Lipitor may have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The FDA also stated that the labeling on these statins will be changed to reflect these concerns and cautioned doctors that the blood sugar levels of patients beginning statin therapy should be monitored. While the FDA acknowledged that statin therapy does provide benefits, it also advised patients to speak with their doctors before making any decisions regarding discontinuing the use of Lipitor.
Lipitor and Type 2 Diabetes
Lipitor is part of a classification of cholesterol lowering drugs called statins. Statins work by blocking the production of cholesterol in the liver. High levels of cholesterol in the blood can lead to plaque deposits forming in the arteries and cause them to narrow and stiffen. This, in turn, could lead to heart attacks, strokes or aneurysms. In addition to reducing the amount of bad cholesterol in the blood, statins like Lipitor can also raise levels of good cholesterol which can protect against heart attack. However, several studies have shown that statin use increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. One study, cited in The British Medical Journal, indicates that risk increases 22 percent for people taking Lipitor. If you or a loved one has developed Type 2 diabetes after taking Lipitor, please call our firm today
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Do not stop taking these drugs without first speaking to your doctor.