For people with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, an inherited condition that causes high levels of LDL (bad cholesterol), or atherosclerotic heart or blood vessel problems, who still need to lower LDL along with diet and a maximally tolerated statin
Doctor Discussion Guide Printout
Thank you for completing your discussion guide. Below you’ll find additional information to help guide the conversation with your doctor about your high LDL (bad cholesterol) and Repatha®.
Talking to your doctor about Repatha®
You may have plaque-related heart or blood vessel problems and high LDL. Or, maybe you have inherited high LDL (heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia).
If you’re on the highest dose statin you can take but your LDL is still too high, it’s time to talk to your doctor about Repatha®.
Repatha® is an injectable medication that works differently than a statin.
When taken together, Repatha® + a statin is proven to dramatically lower LDL.
Is your current treatment working? Talk to your doctor today to determine if Repatha® is right for you.
Your customized discussion guide is complete. Below are your selected talking points to help guide the conversation with your doctor about your high LDL (bad cholesterol) and Repatha®.
Your Selected Discussion Topics
- What is my current LDL number? Is it within my target level?
- Has my LDL number changed since my last appointment?
- What is my current LDL number?
- What is a good target LDL for me?
- Are there treatment options that can help to lower my LDL even further to reach my target?
- I’ve heard about Repatha®. Can it help me?
- Can Repatha® be added to my current medication?
- What kind of results could I expect with Repatha®?
- How soon can I expect to see results with Repatha®?
- Are there any possible side effects from taking Repatha®?
If you have additional notes or questions you’d like to ask your doctor, add them below:
Repatha® is an injectable prescription medicine called a PCSK9 inhibitor. Repatha® is used along with diet and maximally tolerated statin therapy in adults with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (an inherited condition that causes high levels of LDL) or atherosclerotic heart or blood vessel problems, who need additional lowering of LDL cholesterol.
The effect of Repatha® on heart problems, such as heart attacks, stroke, or death, has not been determined.
Important Safety Information
Do not use Repatha® if you are allergic to evolocumab or to any of the ingredients in Repatha®.
Please see additional Important Safety Information on page 2.
Important Safety Information Cont.
Before you start using Repatha®, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including allergies, and if you are allergic to rubber or latex, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
Tell your healthcare provider or pharmacist about any prescription and over-the-counter medicines you are taking or plan to take, including natural or herbal remedies.
What are the possible side effects of Repatha®?
Repatha® may cause allergic reactions. Call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you have any symptoms of an allergic reaction including a severe rash, redness, severe itching, a swollen face, or trouble breathing.
The most common side effects of Repatha® include: runny nose, sore throat, symptoms of the common cold, flu or flu-like symptoms, back pain, and redness, pain, or bruising at the injection site.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Repatha®. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please see Repatha® full Prescribing Information at Repatha.com.