Background Lomitapide is an orally active selective inhibitor of microsomal triglyceride transfer protein approved as adjunctive therapy for homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH). The Lomitapide Observational Worldwide Evaluation Registry (LOWER) is a global, long-term, prospective, observational treatment registry established as a regulatory requirement. Objectives LOWER will evaluate the long-term safety and effectiveness of lomitapide in clinical practice. The objectives include evaluation of the occurrence of events of special interest and assessment of the long-term effectiveness of lomitapide in maintaining reduced serum lipid levels. Methods LOWER is a noninterventional study open to eligible lomitapide-treated patients. At least 300 patients will be enrolled and followed for at least 10 years. Data will be collected in conjunction with usual care visits and analyzed annually. LOWER includes a cardiovascular imaging substudy; an independent pregnancy exposure registry is also open. Results Events of special interest include hepatic abnormalities, gastrointestinal events, certain gastrointestinal tumors, major adverse cardiovascular events, and events associated with coagulopathy. Data will be collected on demographics, diagnosis, patient history, lomitapide dosing, concomitant treatment, lipid profile, and other laboratory results. Conclusion LOWER will assess the long-term safety, efficacy, and patterns of use of lomitapide, increase understanding of the benefit-to-risk profile, and add to knowledge of HoFH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-282
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Clinical Lipidology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2016


  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Effectiveness
  • Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Lomitapide
  • Pregnancy
  • Registry
  • Safety


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