FDA approved on 21 December 2012
Lomitapide is a cholesterol-lowering medication. It reduces blood levels of “bad” cholesterol, such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or non-high-density liproprotein (non-HDL), as well as a protein that carries bad cholesterol in the blood. Lomitapide is used together with a low-fat diet and other treatments to lower total cholesterol in people with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (an inherited type of high cholesterol).
It is not known whether lomitapide will lower your risk of heart disease.
What is the most important information I should know about lomitapide?
Do not use lomitapide if you are pregnant. Some medicines can interact with lomitapide and should not be used at the same time. Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with lomitapide.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with lomitapide and lead to unwanted side effects. Do…
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