Repatha (Evolocumab subcutaneous injection) is a new injectable prescription medication used to treat high cholesterol levels. Evolocumab is a human monoclonal antibody or a PCSK9 inhibitor. It works by reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or bad cholesterol) in the body and improving circulating in the blood with one click injector. This medication is used in combination diet and other station therapy. Repatha should be given by injection every 2 weeks, or once a month. Follow the instructions for using Repatha carefully.
We now supply the brand Repatha comes from the Canada manufactured by AstraZeneca. Repatha comes with a single-use prefilled or auto injection (also known as SureClick autoinjector
) containing 140 mg of evolocumab in 1 mL of solution and available in one pack of 2 syringes. There is currently no generic equivalent for Repatha.
Repatha auto injection should be stored in the refrigerator between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C). If it’s removed from refrigerator, it may be stored at room temperature (up to 77°F, or 25°C) for 30 days.
Repatha Side Effects
The most common side effects of Repatha include:
• Back pain;
• Bruising, pain, redness at the injection site;
• Flu-like symptoms;
• Symptoms of the common cold;
• Stomach pain;
If you suffer any serious side effects as below, please notify your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
• Difficult breathing;
• Severe allergic symptoms including itching, rash, redness, or swelling of the face or throat;
Do not take Repatha if you are allergic to Evolocumab or any ingredients in this medication. Tell your doctor about all the medical conditions you have had before.
• Any allergies or if you are allergic to rubber or latex;
• Blood problems;
• Kidney or liver disease;
Repatha is not approved to treat patients under age 13. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines including herbal supplements. Especially: elimumab, and statin cholesterol medications, etc. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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