The FDA has approved the use of this drug to treat elevated LDL levels especially in cases where diet and lifestyle changes have not helped in making a difference to "bad cholesterol" levels.
The company said this combination pill is a boon for patients whose earlier attempts at lowering cholesterol had not worked. The dosage for the drug is usually one per day with a dosage range of 10/10 mg/day through 10/80 mg/day. Liptruzet may cost $5.50 per pill as per the list price of the company.
Every 1% reduction in your cholesterol level lowers your risk of heart disease by 2%. Each increase of 1 mg/dL (not percent) of your good cholesterol decreases your risk 2-3%.