Lipitor, a statin drug to treat high cholesterol, was approved by the FDA in 1996 and is one the best-selling prescription medications in the world. Recent studies have found a possible link between Lipitor and the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. A University of Massachusetts study found a potential link in postmenopausal women, particularly those who had a Body Mass Index (BMI) less than 25. Of the 153,840 women evaluated, more than 10,000 had developed Type 2 diabetes by the end of the study.
Some possible symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes include:
- Urinating frequently
- Feeling very thirsty
- Feeling very hungry even if you’ve just eaten
- Extreme fatigue
- Cuts and/or bruises that are slow to heal
- Pain, tingling, or numbness of the hands and/or feet
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and have been taking Lipitor, please seek medical treatment immediately. Type 2 diabetes is a serious medical condition for which proper medical care is imperative in order to be able to manage the disease and hopefully minimize its potentially debilitating effects. Then you may want to speak with one of our attorneys who can help advise you about the possibility of seeking compensation from the pharmaceutical company to cover current and future medical care, pain and suffering, and possibly lost wages.