Document and Entity Information (USD $)
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2014
Nov. 01, 2014
Document and Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001434868  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2014  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   20,349,753
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2014  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Entity Listing, Par Value Per Share $ 0.001