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Important information: LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) is a prescription drug used with diet to lower cholesterol. LIPITOR is not for everyone, including those with liver disease or possible liver problems, women who are nursing, pregnant, or may become pregnant. LIPITOR has not been shown to prevent heart disease or heart attacks. If you take LIPITOR, tell your doctor about any unusual muscle pain or weakness. This could be a sign of serious side effects. It is important to tell your doctor about any medications you are currently taking to avoid possible serious drug interactions. Your doctor may do simple blood tests to monitor liver function before and during drug treatment. Most commonly reported side effects are gas, constipation, stomach pain and indigestion. They are usually mild and tend to go away. The bad news: high cholesterol often has as much to do with family genes as food. The good news: if diet and exercise aren't enough, adding LIPITOR can lower your total cholesterol 29% to 45% and your bad cholesterol 39% to 60%. So shake up your tree a little. One in five people has high cholesterol and millions need treatment including diet and possibly medication - talk to your doctor to find out if LIPITOR is right for you. To learn more, contact us at 1-888- TR or www.lipior.com. <<torv stltrnc irn FOR CHOLE Please see additionalimportant information on next page. © 2001 Pfizer Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in USA / October 2001 U.S . Pharmaceuticals/BX448X01-F TER L'"