This was a multicenter, 12-week treatment period study to evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of 3 doses of study drug compared to placebo in patients 18 years of age and older with fasting triglyceride levels between 500 mg/dl and 1500 mg/dl.
Hyperlipidemia is a mouthful, but it’s really just a fancy word for too many lipids or fats in the blood. That can cover many conditions, but for most people, it comes down to two well-known terms: high cholesterol and high triglycerides. Our bodies make and use a certain amount of cholesterol every day, but sometimes that system gets out of whack, either through genetics or diet. Higher levels of the “good” HDL cholesterol are associated with decreased risk of heart disease and stroke. HDL helps by removing cholesterol from your arteries, which slows the development of plaque. The “bad” LDL cholesterol, on the other hand, can lead to blockages if there’s too much in the body. If you are diagnosed with hyperlipidemia, your overall health status and risks will help guide treatment. Making healthy diet choices and increasing exercise are important first steps in lowering your high cholesterol. Depending on your overall risk, your doctor may also prescribe medication in conjunction with healthy eating and regular exercise.