Lipitor, also known as atorvastatin, is a prescription drug manufactured by Pfizer. The FDA approved Lipitor in 1996 to help control cholesterol levels in patients with high cholesterol. However, on February 28, 2012, the FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication prescribing guidelines for the medication. Under these guidelines, healthcare professionals are required to perform liver enzyme tests prior to prescribing Lipitor to patients. They also placed additional warnings on the drug to inform users of possible liver damage associated with Lipitor.
Some of the side effects associated to taking Lipitor include:
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