Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Anyone got it? FDA just approved new drug for it.

By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2013-01-15 00:27:18 -0600
Started 2013-01-15 00:27:18 -0600

The FDA just approved a new drug called lopitamide for Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) which is a genetic condition marked by excessive high LDL cholesterol (like over well over 300 mg/dL). It is very rare so not many drug companies work on cures (no money in it).

Here is a good article on it by one of my favorite docs.


Anybody here have FH? How do you treat it (apheresis perhaps)?


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