Lomitapide

Red

Brand Name(s):Lojuxta

Indication:Lipid lowering-an adjunct to a low fat diet and other lipid lowering medicinal products with or without low density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis in adult patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia

Rationale:1,2

Considered:Jul-13

Review Date:Jan-24

Comments:
Extract from SPC Nov 2013
Genetic confirmation of HoFH should be obtained whenever possible. Other forms of primary hyperlipoproteinaemia and secondary causes of hypercholesterolaemia (e.g., nephrotic syndrome, hypothyroidism) must be excluded.