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Document And Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2013
May 01, 2013
Entity Registrant Name INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001270073  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Trading Symbol icpt  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   16,805,191
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013