Approved Use

Repatha® is an injectable prescription medicine called a PCSK9 inhibitor. Repatha® is used:

  • along with diet and maximally tolerated statin therapy in adults with Read more 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. Read more

The effect of Repatha® on heart problems, such as heart attacks, stroke, or death, has not been determined.

What is heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH)?

For some people, diet, weight, or physical activity level might not be the primary cause of high LDL. Sometimes high LDL is caused by an inherited condition called HeFH.

HeFH is a common genetic disorder that affects the liver’s ability to remove excess LDL. HeFH is an inherited condition, which means it is caused by an abnormal gene that can be passed down from one or both parents. This can lead to premature cardiovascular disease, as well as other complications caused by high LDL.


Repatha® lowers LDL in people with HeFH

Repatha® + a statin lowered LDL around 60%*

*Results from a study at week 12 compared to a statin. Some patients were also on other cholesterol-lowering therapies. Repatha® was taken every two weeks or once monthly. Your results may vary.

Learn more about HeFH and Repatha®

Get the Repatha® HeFH Fact Sheet to learn how Repatha® can help lower LDL in people with inherited high cholesterol.

Get the HeFH Fact Sheet

See how Repatha® works

Watch a short video to learn more about Repatha® and how it works differently than a statin.

Watch the video

Important Safety Information and Approved Use

Do not use Repatha® if you are allergic to evolocumab or to any of the ingredients in Repatha®.

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. The needle covers on the single-use prefilled syringes and the inside of the needle caps on the single-use prefilled SureClick® autoinjectors contain dry natural rubber. The single-use Pushtronex® system (on-body infusor with prefilled cartridge) is not made with natural rubber latex.

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.

Approved Use

Repatha® is an injectable prescription medicine called a PCSK9 inhibitor. Repatha® is used:

The effect of Repatha® on heart problems, such as heart attacks, stroke, or death, has not been determined.

Important Safety Information and Approved Use

Do not use Repatha® if you are allergic to evolocumab or to any of the ingredients in Repatha®.

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. The needle covers on the single-use prefilled syringes and the inside of the needle caps on the single-use prefilled SureClick® autoinjectors contain dry natural rubber. The single-use Pushtronex® system (on-body infusor with prefilled cartridge) is not made with natural rubber latex.

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.

Approved Use

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.