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Juxtapid (lomitapide)
NDA #203858
REMS last update: 08/13/2013

View the Juxtapid Prescribing Information and Medication Guide at DailyMed.
View Juxtapid's Regulatory Information at Drugs@FDA

What do participants need to know?

Below is a general overview of the REMS for all REMS participants (e.g., patients, pharmacies, and healthcare providers). See the application holder(s) REMS Website or the approved REMS materials for more information.

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Healthcare Providers who prescribe Juxtapid

To be able to prescribe Juxtapid
  • Review the prescribing information for Juxtapid.
  • Complete the Prescriber Training Module, including the knowledge assessment.
  • Enroll in the REMS by completing and submitting the Prescriber Enrollment Form.
Before writing the first prescription for a patient
  • Assess the patient’s medical history for clinical or laboratory diagnosis consistent with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH).
  • Complete and submit the Prescription Authorization Form.
While patient is being treated with Juxtapid
  • At intervals specified in the Prescribing Information, assess patient’s liver-related tests.
Before writing each prescription after the first prescription
  • Complete and submit the Prescription Authorization Form.

Pharmacies that dispense Juxtapid

To be able to dispense Juxtapid
  • Designate an authorized representative to carry out the certification process on behalf of the pharmacy.
  • Train all relevant staff involved in the dispensing of Juxtapid.
  • Establish processes and procedures to verify that the prescriber is certified and receipt of the Prescription Authorization Form.
  • Provide sponsor with records of prescription data.
  • Cooperate with audits carried out by the sponsor to ensure that all processes and procedures are in place and are being followed.

What materials are included in the REMS?

The REMS includes a REMS Document. In addition, the REMS includes the following materials intended for patients and healthcare providers:

Disclaimer: This webpage provides general information about REMS programs to various REMS participants (e.g., patients, pharmacies, and healthcare providers). The summary information provided herein is not comprehensive and may not include all of the information relevant to REMS participants. This webpage does not constitute a replacement, modification, or revision of the approved REMS document, including any appended REMS materials. Refer to the approved REMS document for complete information on the REMS requirements for each approved application.

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