Lawsuits filed over Lipitor side effects

Two men who believe they suffered lasting muscle damage from taking the popular anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor are suing medication's maker, Pfizer Inc., claiming the company didn't issue loud enough warnings ... Full Story
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Kurt

Gualala, CA

#1 Jun 8, 2006
This is why lawyers will always be considered scum by most Americans
Lulubelle

Gonzales, LA

#2 Sep 6, 2006
There will be MORE lawsuit and I hope they (Pfizer)have to pay back ALL the money to the people they injured with this drug, that we spent as a result of the damage/pain/problems this drug caused us.

All the doctor visits I had because of the side effects, the tests done, the medicines I had to buy, the PAIN I endured, the things I missed in life and I am NOT alone. None of the side effects I had were listed on the warnings and my doctor was as clueless as I was as to the root of my problem! LIPITOR!
Connniecat

Greenville, NC

#3 Sep 6, 2006
I have been on Lipitor for several years and have seen great results. My doctor informed me of the side affects before he percribed the drug, and what to look for. I get my blood tested every 4 months. So far so good.
Lulubelle

Gonzales, LA

#4 Sep 7, 2006
OK Connie, did he tell you about the memory problems? Did he mention TGA? Confusion? Stumbeling? Forgetting words? Not being able to pronounce some words? Joint pain? Urinary urgency... and the need to alway "go"? Did he tell you if you start having tingleing anywhere on your body (hands feet, fingers, toes, face, arms, legs and so on), that is statin doing it's damage? Did he warn you about swelling of your feet or hands? Did he tell you they will steal your energy until you have NO life? Did he tell you that it hasn't even been proven that statins do women any good? Did he tell you your heart attack chances are only about 1% under someone not on the drug? Did he tell you that cholesterol is NOT what causes heart attacks, it is inflamation in the heart that is the culprit, that people with low cholesterol have heart attacks? Did he even bother to tell you every cell in your body NEEDS cholesterol, even your brain. Did he tell you statin drugs deplete your body of CoQ-10 and every cell in your body needs that?

I ask you to PLEASE educate yourself to the true side effects so IF they happen, you will know what it is and be able to get off of them before any permanent damage is done.

I was on them for 6 faithful years and I really believed in them like you and so many others do. In fact, only 3 months ago, I would have defended them too. They were doing their job, had my cholesterol down and my doctor was happy. ONLY when I searched for a answer as to what was going on with my memory did I connect any of it it to the statins. Then I connected one ailment after another, things I had assumed went with getting old.

I got off the drug and all my problems vanished and my energy came back. EDUCATE YOURSELF so when it happens to you, you will reconize what it is! Do that for yourself, it IS your life!!!(so take care of it)
Lulubelle

Gonzales, LA

#5 Sep 7, 2006
http://www.newstarget.com/020030.html

Read this and understand this is not the only drug this is happening with. They do not care about us, all they care about is $$$$$....
mak

United States

#7 Sep 8, 2006
GIVE ME A BREAK! Two bad apples spoil the barrel. How about all the lives that been improved and saved do to lipitor. For the good of the majority. This kind of nonsense is why medications cost so much. Can not blame it on the pharmaceutical companies. Can only blame it on bloodsucking lowlife lawyers and the animals that hire them.
mak

United States

#8 Sep 8, 2006
Talk about adding salt to the wound Now lets sell a useless product to further take advantage of people for money. THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT WORK. Don't waste your money!!!
Michael McDowell wrote:
That is why my company came out with the only clinically proven, all natural product. It's the solution. Not only does it lower LDL (bad)cholesterol, but it raises HDL (good) cholesterol.
I'm not really trying to advertise here, just educate.
We care about people and making their lives better.
That is why one of the company's tag lines is "Make Life Better"
I have been taking products from Unicity for 9 years now.
They stand by all their products with a 60-day money back guarantee.
For more information feel free to email me at:
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or check out these websites:
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mak

United States

#9 Sep 8, 2006
Lulubelle wrote:
http://www.newstarget.com/0200 30.html
Read this and understand this is not the only drug this is happening with. They do not care about us, all they care about is $$$$$....
NOT TRUE! Don't believe everything you read by Keven Trudeau a convicted crook who is all about the $$$$$....
Michael McDowell

Windsor, Canada

#10 Sep 10, 2006
How would you know the product doesn't work?
Have you tried it and have personal experience?
mak wrote:
Talk about adding salt to the wound Now lets sell a useless product to further take advantage of people for money. THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT WORK. Don't waste your money!!! <quoted text>
Michael McDowell

Windsor, Canada

#11 Sep 10, 2006
Bios Life is in the PDR (Physicians Desk Reference)
the studies on this product can be found on
www.unicityscience.com
under Unicity Products -> Bios Life
Michael McDowell

Windsor, Canada

#12 Sep 10, 2006
oh forgot to mention, clinical, double blind placebo studies.
Carmen San Diego CA

AOL

#14 Sep 16, 2006
I was on Lipitor from l999 into 2003. I experienced sharp pains in the bottom of my feet, then went on to tingling in my feet, then had trouble walking straight with legs aching. Having been off Lipitor since, these symptoms gradually disappeared. I no longer have serious problems, just occasional leg weakness that makes me wonder if I am walking straight. I met a lady in a restaurant last year and she was having difficulty walking (far worse than I had) - I asked her if she was on Lipitor and she said yes. Peripheral neuropathy would be one way of describing many of the symptoms.
JoJo

Ithaca, NY

#15 Sep 17, 2006
I heard that if you stop taking lipitor you can have a heart attack.
Sue

United States

#16 Sep 17, 2006
Thanks for the info Lulubelle. Those are my husband's symptoms. He's been on it for years, complains to the doctor(s) all the time about lack of energy, etc. Also has to take B12 shots for symptoms. FYI, Caduet is a new combination drug, Lipitor and Norvasc.
Sue

United States

#17 Sep 17, 2006
Reading this threat further, my husband is suffering from all the symptoms you all describe from using Lipitor. He's been complaining about extreme tiredness for a few years, leg tingling and weakness, etc. Sent to a neurologist, it was diagnosed as a B12 deficiency so severe that he had absolutely no B12 in his system, which I still question if this is possible or not. Supplements did not work and I give him monthly injections. He also has had some vertigo but I don't know if this is related or not. He has frequent blood draws for his anticoagulant level but I am not aware of any doctor ever checking his liver function, which has worried me for a while now. I've seen him as a basket case for awhile. I don't understand how he works. The lack of energy, and resultant inactivity can't be helping his weight or his heart!
DNAhombre

Arlington, TN

#18 Sep 19, 2006
Lulubelle wrote:
There will be MORE lawsuit and I hope they (Pfizer)have to pay back ALL the money to the people they injured with this drug, that we spent as a result of the damage/pain/problems this drug caused us.
All the doctor visits I had because of the side effects, the tests done, the medicines I had to buy, the PAIN I endured, the things I missed in life and I am NOT alone. None of the side effects I had were listed on the warnings and my doctor was as clueless as I was as to the root of my problem! LIPITOR!
I take Statins(Crestor) and I am a Pfizer stockholder. Statins are lifesavers. A small percentage of patients suffer adverse reactions, devastating to them, but; acceptable to the FDA. This is true for many drugs. There would be no progress, if the industry scrapped every therapeutic that hurt a few patients.... Hombre
Connniecat

Greenville, NC

#19 Sep 20, 2006
DNAhombre wrote:
<quoted text>
I take Statins(Crestor) Statins are lifesavers. A small percentage of patients suffer adverse reactions, devastating to them, but; acceptable to the FDA. This is true for many drugs. There would be no progress, if the industry scrapped every therapeutic that hurt a few patients.
I agree. It seems as if most criticisms of statin drugs come from companies or press touting "alternative" solutions. Still, if someone is put on a statin, or any drug, they should be aware of side affects and discontinue the drug if warranted. Conversely, s9omeone taking an alternative drug should still be periodically tested by a mainstream physician to make sure that more harm than good isn't being done.
Deb Bergeron

Amherst, MA

#20 Sep 22, 2006
One symptom I haven't seen mentioned here is moodiness. My husband was on Lipitor. He became so moody and angry I was nearly ready for a divorce. I had no reason to suspect the Lipitor until a friend of mine described the same extreme behavior changes in her husband who had also started Lipitor. She did some research and found some mention of aggitation and moodiness being a side effect. They both stopped the Lipitor and returned to their normal personality. My husband then tried Crestor and immediately experienced the same side effect, stopped the med and the moodiness went away. Beware.
TWG

Englewood, CO

#21 Sep 23, 2006
Why is it that we have to blame others for ours wrongdoing?. Everyone knows that all synthetic medicines are bad to our body. All medicines, sooner or later causes our body to react in another way, altering our cells. There are diseases we can prevent and perhaps never be diagnosed with, but when we are young with don't think in any of them until you have been diagnosed, and even then we don't comply or follow our professional's recommendations. Most illnesses the majority of us have now a days can be prevented with just regular exercise, proper diet or just simple recommendations, but how many of us do it. As a health practitioner always think of pills as the last resource, not only because our books teach us that but because we know that pills alters our body and always recommed nonpharmacological therapies first. Unfortunately, for most patients it is easier to swallow a pill than changing their eating habit and to exercise. We all due respect, If You Are Healthier Enough To Follow Nonpharmacological Therapies, You Should Not Blame Others For What You Should Have Done Before Taking Years Of Lipitor. Doctors and Pharmaceutical companies are not God, we as human have to take responsibilities of our actions.
Michael McDowell

Windsor, Canada

#23 Sep 25, 2006
Do you plan to do something about your cholesterol or find an alternative?
emily wrote:
I have been suffering from lipitor side effects for months and couldn't figure out what is wrong with me. I'm so so tired, leg muscles are weak and painful, and worst of all is the fact that half my hand would fall into the worst dead dead sleep with striking pain in the middle of the night.
I stopped taking lipitor last week and am seeing some improvement. Don't know what is happening with my cholesterol though.

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