Going for the goal—are you on track?
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Whether you just started Juxtapid® (lomitapide) or have been taking it for a while, it’s always a good idea to know your cholesterol numbers to help you and your doctor understand how Juxtapid is working for you.

Juxtapid is a prescription medication used along with a low-fat diet and other cholesterol-lowering therapies in adults with HoFH (homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia) to lower bad (LDL) cholesterol.

Here are 3 questions to keep in mind to make sure you get the most out of your HoFH treatment with Juxtapid.

1
How am I doing now compared with before I started Juxtapid?

Tracking your cholesterol progress is easy. Use the tool below to help you check your progress.

  • Think back to your cholesterol number before you started taking Juxtapid for HoFH. Enter this number in the first (gray) circle.
  • Next, enter your current cholesterol number in the second (red) circle.
  • The number that appears in the third (blue) circle shows your progress since starting Juxtapid. This number was calculated by subtracting your current cholesterol from your previous number.

My cholesterol progress
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Use this space to track bad (LDL) cholesterol or total cholesterol.

If you don't have your cholesterol handy, ask your doctor’s office for a copy of your test results.

And, 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.

Why tracking your cholesterol numbers is important

Knowing your numbers is a helpful way to see how Juxtapid is working for you.

2
Where do I want to be?

Setting a cholesterol goal is a great way to stay on track. If you don’t have a goal already, talk with your doctor about what your specific goal should be and write it down.

Compare your results so far against your current cholesterol goal.

My cholesterol goal
Use this space to track bad (LDL) cholesterol or total cholesterol.

Are you getting closer? If so, congratulations! That's great news. Depending on your results, your doctor may want to set a new goal for you, so make sure to revisit your goal—and your progress—at your next appointment.

The importance of setting a goal

Working toward a target cholesterol number can help you stay focused and motivated—especially when you start seeing results!

3
What if I’m not as close to my goal as I’d like to be?

It’s important to remember that everyone responds differently to treatment—including people taking Juxtapid. If your cholesterol numbers haven’t gone down as quickly, or as much, as you and your doctor had hoped since starting Juxtapid, don’t be discouraged. You may need a different dose in order to get closer to your individual goal.

Remember, Juxtapid is proven to work in people like you

In a study of 29 adults with HoFH who were already taking other medications to lower their cholesterol, adding Juxtapid significantly reduced their cholesterol numbers.

 

 

Juxtapid may cause serious side effects, including liver problems. For this reason, your doctor will perform blood tests to monitor your liver. If your tests show signs of liver problems, your doctor may lower your dose of Juxtapid or stop it altogether. Your doctor should perform blood tests to check your liver before you start Juxtapid, if your dose is increased, and while you are taking Juxtapid.

The most common side effect of Juxtapid is stomach problems with symptoms such as diarrhea and gas. Maintaining a low-fat eating plan is the best way to minimize this side effect.

It takes 2 to find the right dose for you

If you aren't seeing the reduction in your cholesterol numbers that you and your doctor discussed, be sure to talk with your doctor about the possibility of adjusting your dose. Juxtapid comes in 6 strengths so your doctor has many options for finding the right dose for you.

Call Compass today to request your free Cholesterol Tracker.
1-85-JUXTAPID (1-855-898-2743)

What is Juxtapid?

Juxtapid® (lomitapide) capsules is a prescription medicine used along with a low-fat diet and other lipid-lowering treatments, including low-density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis where available, in people with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol, total cholesterol, a protein that carries bad cholesterol in the blood (apolipoprotein B), and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C).

Studies have not been conducted to tell us whether Juxtapid can decrease problems from high cholesterol, such as heart attack, stroke, death or other health problems. Studies have also not been conducted to tell us whether Juxtapid is safe for use in people with high cholesterol but who do not have HoFH.

Important Safety Information

Juxtapid is available only through certified pharmacies that are enrolled in the Juxtapid REMS Program. Your doctor must be enrolled and certified in the program in order to prescribe Juxtapid.

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.

You should tell your doctor if you have had liver problems in the past, including liver problems while taking other medicines.

You should not take Juxtapid if you:

  • Are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are taking medications known as moderate or strong CYP3A4 inhibitors which may affect how your body breaks down Juxtapid (e.g. medications intended to treat bacterial, fungal or viral infections, and medications to treat depression, high blood pressure or angina)
  • Have moderate to severe liver problems or active liver disease, including abnormal liver function tests

Juxtapid may cause harm to your unborn baby. Use effective birth control while taking Juxtapid. If you become pregnant while taking Juxtapid, stop taking Juxtapid and call your doctor right away.

The most common side effects of Juxtapid are stomach problems including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, cramps/pain, indigestion and/or gas. You may be able to reduce your chance of stomach problems by following an eating plan consisting of less than 20% of calories from fat.

Stomach problems can also be symptoms of liver problems. Tell your doctor right away if you have nausea; vomiting or stomach pain that gets worse, does not go away, or changes; fever; yellowing of your eyes or skin; feeling more tired than usual; or having flu-like symptoms while taking Juxtapid as these may be signs of liver problems.

Juxtapid makes it harder for some nutrients to get into your body. Take vitamin E and fatty acids each day while you take Juxtapid so you are sure you are getting the nutrients you need. Ask your doctor, nurse, or dietitian how to add them to your diet.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Juxtapid. For more information, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Juxtapid may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Juxtapid works. You should not drink grapefruit juice while on Juxtapid, as it may affect how Juxtapid works.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

This is the most important information about Juxtapid. For more detailed information, please see the Medication Guide and Prescribing Information.

Important Safety Information

Juxtapid may cause serious side effects, including liver problems. You will need to have blood tests to monitor your liver. If your tests show signs of liver problems, your doctor may lower your dose of Juxtapid or stop it altogether. For more detailed information, please see additional Important Safety Information and the Medication Guide.

What is Juxtapid?

Juxtapid® (lomitapide) capsules is a prescription medicine used along with a low-fat diet and other lipid-lowering treatments, including low-density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis where available, in people with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol, total cholesterol, a protein that carries bad cholesterol in the blood (apolipoprotein B), and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C).

Studies have not been conducted to tell us whether Juxtapid can decrease problems from high cholesterol, such as heart attack, stroke, death or other health problems. Studies have also not been conducted to tell us whether Juxtapid is safe for use in people with high cholesterol but who do not have HoFH.

Important Safety Information

Juxtapid is available only through certified pharmacies that are enrolled in the Juxtapid REMS Program. Your doctor must be enrolled and certified in the program in order to prescribe Juxtapid.

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.

You should tell your doctor if you have had liver problems in the past, including liver problems while taking other medicines.

You should not take Juxtapid if you:


  • Are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are taking medications known as moderate or strong CYP3A4 which may affect how your body breaks down Juxtapid (e.g. medications intended to treat bacterial, fungal or viral infections, and medications to treat depression, high blood pressure or angina)
  • Have moderate to severe liver problems or active liver disease, including abnormal liver function tests

Juxtapid may cause harm to your unborn baby. Use effective birth control while taking Juxtapid. If you become pregnant while taking Juxtapid, stop taking Juxtapid and call your doctor right away.

The most common side effects of Juxtapid are stomach problems including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, cramps/pain, indigestion and/or gas. You may be able to reduce your chance of stomach problems by following an eating plan consisting of less than 20% of calories from fat.

Stomach problems can also be symptoms of liver problems. Tell your doctor right away if you have nausea; vomiting or stomach pain that gets worse, does not go away, or changes; fever; yellowing of your eyes or skin; feeling more tired than usual; or having flu-like symptoms while taking Juxtapid as these may be signs of liver problems.

Juxtapid makes it harder for some nutrients to get into your body. Take vitamin E and fatty acids each day while you take Juxtapid so you are sure you are getting the nutrients you need. Ask your doctor, nurse, or dietitian how to add them to your diet.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Juxtapid. For more information, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Juxtapid may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Juxtapid works. You should not drink grapefruit juice while on Juxtapid, as it may affect how Juxtapid works.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

This is the most important information about Juxtapid. For more detailed information, please see the Medication Guide and Prescribing Information.