Cholesterol Medication Can Cause Kidney Damage

As we age our bodies begin to wear out. They simply don’t function as well as they did when we were younger. One of the things that happen is that we cannot process cholesterol the way we used to, and millions of Americans head to their doctor to find out what to do about their high cholesterol. While diet and exercise are the best ways to prevent cholesterol buildup, some people need medication even on top of that. Taking Lipitor will help to lower your HDL cholesterol levels. But at a cost.

Dangerous Side Effects of Lipitor

There are a lot of side effects to any drug you take. They range from the very mild, to the temporary, to the severe. Lipitor is no different than any other drug out there; it has side effects. Some are temporary and will dissipate as your body becomes used to the new drug. They include:

• Fatigue
• Headaches
• Gass/indigestion
• Throat irritation
• Nausea
• Abdominal cramps

If these irritations do not go away, they are likely the signs that there is a more serious underlying side effect. These side effects could end up costing you your life if you do not take the proper steps to remedy the situation. Those severe side effects include:

• Kidney Damage
• Liver Damage
• Severe Muscle Damage (Rhabdomyolysis)
• Jaundice
• Memory Loss

These side effects are nothing to take lightly. If left untreated they can cause permanent damage, or even death. To make matters worse, Pfizer never fully warned about the dangers of taking this drug.

Filing a Lipitor Lawsuit

If you have used Lipitor, and you have suffered from one of these severe side effects, you may be able to file a Lipitor lawsuit.

There is a lot of negative publicity about dangerous drug lawsuits, so I want to put some of those qualms to rest. These lawsuits are not get-rich-quick schemes. People who have suffered from using a dangerous drug, and they were never warned about the deadly side effects, suffer immensely. They are hit with huge hospital bills, often lose their jobs, suffer emotional trauma including having their marriage fall apart and their kids leaving, and other drastic consequences. These people deserve to have financial compensation to pay off those hospital bills, and hopefully be able to return to a normal life.

If you want to see if you are able to file a Lipitor lawsuit, contact a dangerous drug attorney today to schedule your free consultation.