Treatment of Patients with FCS
There is currently no pharmacotherapy approved in the United States to treat patients with FCS.
Though there is anecdotal evidence that some patients MAY benefit from approved triglyceride lowering medications [fibrates, niacin (nicotinic acid) or statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors)], FCS experts believe that strict adherence to a low fat diet is the only effective way to manage FCS.4
Plasmapheresis (removal, cleaning, and reinsertion of patient’s blood/plasma) may be necessary for some patients.
The possibility of gene therapy for FCS is currently being explored.