Olpasiran (Olpasiran) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a condition characterized by the buildup of fats, cholesterol, and other substances on the artery walls. This condition can restrict blood flow to the heart, leading to heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral artery disease. Olpasiran belongs to a class of drugs called small-interfering RNA. It works by reducing the production of Lp(a) in hepatocytes. Low Lp(a) levels reduce your likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke.
We offer the generic Olpasiran from Canada (currently unavailable). The brand Olpasiran is not available.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while using Olpasiran. The most common side effects of Olpasiran may include the following:
• Mild swelling at the injection site;
• Temporary pain at the injection site
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Signs of an allergic reaction, including breathing difficulties, hives, or swelling of the face, lips, or throat
These are not all of the side effects of Olpasiran. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not receive Olpasiran if you are allergic to Olpasiran or any ingredient in Olpasiran. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have a bleeding disorder
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Olpasiran and other medicines. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if Olpasiran will harm your unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is unknown whether Olpasiran passes into breast milk or if it may affect a nursing infant. Use this medicine exactly as your doctor prescribes. Olpasiran is an injection. Your doctor will administer this medicine subcutaneously. Avoid alcohol when taking this drug. Alcohol can increase the side effects. Store Olpasiran below room temperature. Do not freeze. Keep Olpasiran and all medicines out of the reach of children.