If your doctor diagnosed you with
Juxtapid is a prescription medicine used along with a
In a study of 29 adults with HoFH who were already taking other medications to lower their cholesterol, adding Juxtapid significantly reduced bad (LDL) cholesterol and total cholesterol.
Everyone in the study started on a low daily dose of 5 mg of Juxtapid. The dose was slowly increased over time, based on individual safety and side effects, up to a maximum dose of 60 mg. Six people stopped taking Juxtapid during the first 6 months of the study.
The results seen in the first 6 months of the study were also maintained over the next 12 months during the safety phase.
Juxtapid may cause serious side effects, including liver problems. For this reason, your doctor should do blood tests to check your liver before you start Juxtapid and while you are taking Juxtapid (especially if your dose is increased). If your tests show signs of liver problems, your doctor may lower your dose of Juxtapid or stop it altogether.
Track your cholesterol numbers and get the most out of your dose
Record your current cholesterol levels and check back regularly to see your results over time. If you haven't gotten your cholesterol numbers recently, talk with your doctor about getting your cholesterol checked. Contact your insurance provider to confirm your individual coverage for lab tests.
Juxtapid is taken with other