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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

New Medication for Treating Cholesterol Disorder

New Medication for Treating Cholesterol Disorder
Drug developers at the Perelman School of Medicine, Pennsylvania have found a new drug to treat patients with hypercholesterolemia (HoFH).
The report was made in the latest issue ofThe Lancet.
The drug is called lomitapide, which reduces LDL or Bad Cholesterol in patients with HoFH.The disease is characterized by elevated levels of cholesterol in the blood – greater than 500 mg/dl that disables liver from removing LDL from blood. This results in heart and vascular conditions at a very early age and finally leads to death by the age of 30 years.
The regular statin drugs are not very effective in treating this condition. A procedure involving physical removal of LDL from the blood – apheresis is the only known treatment so far.  It is invasive and must be performed at least once every 2 weeks.

Lomitapide – The New Drug

The drug lomitapide works by inhibiting this MTP. Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) is required for making LDL. As part of the study, 29 HoFH patients were enrolled. 23 of them have completed the safety and efficacy phases successfully. The new drug was administered along with the traditional treatment.
13/11/2012  :  Health Watch Center.

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