Worried About Lipitor Causing Diabetes?
Recent scientific research has raised concerns about Lipitor causing diabetes in women. If you are taking Lipitor and are now worried about side effects, the Lipitor medication label may be a good resource for you. With all prescription medications like Lipitor, serious side effects can occur. Your doctor can help you weigh the risks and benefits and decide whether a medication will be good for you.
As the FDA noted in its 2012 consumer update about potential statin risks, “People being treated with statins may have an increased risk of raised blood sugar levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes.” The Administration also suggested that patients taking statins may need to have their blood-sugar levels assessed by their doctors after they begin taking a medication like Lipitor.
If you are experiencing adverse side effects while taking Lipitor, the FDA recommends that you:
- Tell your doctor if you have side effects that bother you and don’t go away.
- Talk to your doctor before you stop taking cholesterol-lowering medication. A healthcare professional can help you weigh the risks and benefits of Lipitor.
- Check the FDA website for new safety warnings, prescribing information, and more.
- Report serious problems with Lipitor to the FDA through the Adverse Events Reporting System
If you would like to learn more about diabetes diagnosis and treatment, these resources may help:
- The United States Center for Disease Control’s diabetes public health resources
- The American Diabetes Association website
- The National Diabetes Education Program from the National Institute of Health
As the FDA emphasizes, it is important to consult a doctor before you change or stop taking cholesterol medications. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes after taking Lipitor, or if you develop diabetes in the future, we are here to help you.
Call our law firm today at 1-888-578-4755 for a free legal analysis of your case. If you do decide to file a Lipitor diabetes lawsuit claim, there are no legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Contact us now to speak with our experienced attorneys about Lipitor and diabetes litigation.