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Document And Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
shares
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]  
Entity Registrant Name INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Entity Central Index Key 0001270073
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Trading Symbol icpt
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 29,654,468
Document Type 10-Q
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2018
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018