Approved Use

Repatha® is an injectable prescription medicine used:

  • in adults with cardiovascular disease to reduce the risk of heart Read more attack, stroke, and certain types of heart surgery Read more
  • along with diet alone or together with other cholesterol-lowering medicines in adults with high blood cholesterol levels called primary hyperlipidemia (including a type of high cholesterol called heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia) to reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol

Need help getting your Repatha® prescription filled, or have questions about the steps involved? The below information can help guide you through the process—from insurance prior authorization to specialty pharmacy fulfillment—to make sure you know everything you need to get started on Repatha®.

What is prior authorization?

Your doctor is required to obtain approval from your health insurance provider before you can fill your prescription. This process usually takes a few days. If prior authorization is declined, you will still have the opportunity to try again for approval.

What is a specialty pharmacy?

Specialty pharmacies manage prescriptions that aren’t typically handled by retail pharmacies. The specialty pharmacy will work with you and your doctor’s office to ensure Repatha® is covered and delivered right to your door.

What are the steps to getting your Repatha® prescription filled when using a specialty pharmacy?

1. Sending prescription

Your doctor’s office will send the specialty pharmacy your:

  • Repatha® prescription
  • Pharmacy insurance information and relevant medical history
To avoid delays, make sure your doctor’s office has your current contact information and accurate pharmacy insurance details.
2. Verifying coverage

When the specialty pharmacy receives your prescription, it will:

  • Verify your insurance coverage for Repatha®
  • Work directly with your insurance company and doctor’s office to complete and submit all required paperwork and documentation. This process can take several weeks depending upon the back and forth needed to secure approval
You may be asked to provide privacy authorization so that Amgen’s Reimbursement Access Specialist or a customer service representative from RepathaReady® can work with your doctor’s office and the specialty pharmacy.
3. Arranging delivery

The specialty pharmacy will call you after Repatha® coverage has been confirmed to:

  • Arrange Repatha® delivery
  • Discuss financial programs that may be available to help cover Repatha® copays
  • Request credit card information to collect your copay
  • Answer any questions about Repatha®
Expect a call from the specialty pharmacy before your Repatha® prescription is shipped; the call may be from a toll-free or an unknown number.
4. Receiving medication

Once Repatha® is delivered to your home, the specialty pharmacy will call you to:

  • Confirm you received the shipment
  • Answer questions regarding Repatha® injection
  • Provide refill reminders
Did you know?
Many of the items used to pack and ship your Repatha® can be recycled. Click here to learn more.

Need additional help understanding the process of getting Repatha® through a specialty pharmacy?
Call 1-844-REPATHA (1-844-737-2842) for more information.

RepathaReady® Services

Our RepathaReady® insurance counselors can guide you through the steps required to get your prescription filled, help you understand your coverage, and determine whether you’re eligible for additional financial assistance options.

Learn about your options

Important Safety Information

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 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, vitamins, or herbal supplements you take.

What are the possible side effects of Repatha®?

Repatha® can cause serious side effects including: Repatha® may cause allergic reactions that can be serious. 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, high blood sugar levels (diabetes), 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.

Important Safety Information

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 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, vitamins, or herbal supplements you take.

What are the possible side effects of Repatha®?

Repatha® can cause serious side effects including: Repatha® may cause allergic reactions that can be serious. 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, high blood sugar levels (diabetes), 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.