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Unlike some cholesterol-lowering medications, Lipitor has been approved to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke if you have several common risk factors for heart disease. Risk factors include family history, high blood pressure, age, low HDL ('good' cholesterol) or smoking. 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 and stroke. 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 of the medicines you take. This may help avoid serious drug interactions. 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. Pleasesee additionalimportant information on next page. When diet and exercise are not enough, adding LIPITOR can help. LIPITOR is one of many cholesterol-lowering treatment options that you and your doctor can consider. Could you be doing more...with Lipitor? Ask your doctor. Call 1-888 -LIPITOR (1-888-547-4867). Or find us on the web at www.lipitor.com Free Trial Offero Go to wwwv.lipitor.com for more information. © 2007 Pfizer Inc. All rights reserved. LP278791-K atorvastatin calcium tables Uninsured? Need help paying for medicine? Pfizer has programs that can help, no matter your age or income. You may even qualify for free Pfizer medicines. Call 1-866-706-2400. Or visit www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com. __ ___ _II_ ~ _II L__I~ _ _ answers"