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"I never thought it could happen to me. A heart attack at 53." ~Steve A. NewYork, NY Heart attack: 1/9/2008 "I had been feeling fine. But turns out my cholesterol and other risk factors* increased my chance of a heart attack. Now I trust my heart to Lipitor. Talk to your doctor about your risk and about Lipitor." Adding Lipitor may help, when diet and exercise are not enough. Unlike some other cholesterol-lowering medications, Lipitor is FDA-approved to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with several common risk factors, including family history, high blood pressure, low good cholesterol, age and smoking. Lipitor has been extensively studied with over 16 years of research. And Lipitor is backed by 400 ongoing or completed clinical studies. © 2009 Pfizer Inc. All rights reserved. LPU00643KC You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Your doctor should do blood tests to check your liver function before and during treatment and may adjust your dose. The most common side effects are gas, constipation, stomach pain and heartburn.They tend to be mild and often go away. LIPITOR is one of many cholesterol-lowering treatment options that you and your doctor can consider. Please see additional important infor mation on next page. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: LIPITOR is a prescription drug. It is used in patients with multiple risk factors for heart disease such as family history, high blood pressure, age, low HDL ('good' cholesterol) or smoking to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and certain kinds of heart surgeries.When diet and exercise alone are not enough, LIPITOR is used along with a low-fat diet and exercise to lower cholesterol. LIPITOR is not for everyone. It is not for those with liver problems. And it is not for women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. If you take LIPITOR, tell your doctor if you feel any new muscle pain or weakness.This could be a sign of rare but serious muscle side effects.Tell your doctor about all medications you take.This may help avoid serious drug interactions. Have a heart to heart with your doctor about your risk. And about Lipitor. Call 1-888-LIPITOR (1-888-547-4867) or visit www.lipitor.com/steve tablets ® *Patient's risk factors include age, gender, smoking, and high blood pressure.