Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®
It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working properly. Blood and urine tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.
This medicine may increase the uric acid levels in the blood (hyperuricemia), which can lead to gout. This can occur within 4 weeks of using this medicine. Check with your doctor right away if you have joint pain, stiffness, or swelling, lower back, side, or stomach pain, or swelling of the feet or lower legs.
Tendon problems, including swelling, inflammation, or rupture can occur in the shoulder (rotator cuff), upper arm (biceps tendon), or Achilles tendon at the back of the ankle, within days or months after starting treatment with bempedoic acid. If you hear or feel a snap or pop, have bruising right after an injury, or are unable to move or put weight in an affected tendon area, check with your doctor right away. Avoid using and exercising the affected area.
Using this medicine together with simvastatin or pravastatin may increase your risk of developing muscle pain or weakness. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.
Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.