The American Heart Association (AHA) is dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Their mission is to improve the lives of all Americans by providing public health education in a variety of ways. Check out their website for heart disease education and support, and tips for healthy living, like their “Life’s Simple 7”—7 small steps to big changes to better living.
CardioSmart is the patient education and empowerment initiative brought to you by the American College of Cardiology. Their mission is to help patients prevent, treat, and manage their cardiovascular disease.
The FH Foundation is a patient-centered nonprofit organization dedicated to research, advocacy, and education of Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH). Their mission is to raise awareness and save lives by increasing the rate of early diagnosis and encouraging proactive treatment.
Mended Hearts is a national and community-based nonprofit organization that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. Mended Hearts provides a variety of programs, including local support, available over the phone or in person.
WomenHeart is a national coalition for women with heart disease with a focus on early detection, accurate diagnosis, and proper treatment. WomenHeart’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women living with or at risk of heart disease, and to advocate for their benefit.
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-dose prefilled syringes and the inside of the needle caps on the single-dose prefilled SureClick® autoinjectors contain dry natural rubber. The single-dose 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, serious allergic reactions. Stop taking Repatha® and call your healthcare provider or seek emergency help right away if you have any of these symptoms: trouble breathing or swallowing, raised bumps (hives), rash or itching, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat or arms.
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.