Lipitor


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Lip·i·tor

 (lĭp′ĭ-tər, -tôr′)
A trademark for the hydrated calcium form of the drug atorvastatin.
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Noun1.Lipitor - an oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglyceridesLipitor - an oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglycerides; potent in reducing LDL cholesterol because higher doses can be given
lipid-lowering medication, lipid-lowering medicine, statin, statin drug - a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
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Lipitor does have a modest effect on triglycerides but it may be worth asking your doctor about medications that specifically target them, such as gemfibrozil (Lopid[R]), fenofibrate (Trilipix[R], Triglide[R], Antara[R]), and niacin (Niaspan[R]).
After plaintiffs' expert opinions were excluded, their non-expert evidence was not sufficient to survive summary judgment, and the district court appropriately granted it against all plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation.<br />Background<br />Pfizer manufactures Lipitor, a drug prescribed to lower patients' cholesterol.
Treatment with the statin Lipitor cleared away fatty deposits behind the retina, leading to better sight in 10 patients with age-related macular degeneration.
M2 PHARMA-July 30, 2015-Pfizer ends plans to market over-the-counter version of Lipitor in US
M2 EQUITYBITES-July 30, 2015-Pfizer ends plans to market over-the-counter version of Lipitor in US
Pfizer, the manufacturer of Lipitor (atorvastatin), has become the target of numerous lawsuits alleging that the drug causes diabetes.
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is facing a mounting wave of lawsuits by women who allege that the company knew about possible serious side effects of its blockbuster anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor but never properly warned the public.
New York: Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is facing a mounting wave of lawsuits by women who allege that the company knew about possible serious side effects of its blockbuster anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor but never properly warned the public.
It follows shortages of certain medications in Bahraini pharmacies such as Lipitor, which reduces cholesterol levels in patients.
The Sun recall comes as shares in Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd fell as much as 3.8 per cent on Monday after the drugmaker recalled more than 64,000 bottles of the generic version of Lipitor, a cholesterollowering drug.
The biggest impact for Pfizer has been on its cholesterol fighter Lipitor, which was the world's best-selling drug for nearly a decade until it lost exclusivity in the U.S.