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Who should take mipomersen?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Current cholesterol management guidelines state that non-statin drugs are not first-line therapy. But they can be added to a statin if cholesterol goals are not being met. Mipomersen can be considered for people with LDL 190 mg/dL or higher.

Because mipomersen can cause liver damage, it is available only through a restricted program. You must qualify for treatment in order to receive the drug. You will also need to have your liver enzymes measured before starting treatment.

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