Clear blood flow
Cholesterol Building in Artery
Plaque blocks blood flow
There are many reasons why someone’s bad cholesterol levels would be high. Inactivity and an unhealthy diet can contribute to harmful levels. Other factors such as your genetic makeup or family history may make it more difficult for your body to remove or break down bad cholesterol.
Diet improvements and increased exercise can help lower bad cholesterol, but sometimes you need to do more.
That’s why it’s important to talk to your doctor about lifestyle changes and cholesterol-lowering medicines to lower bad cholesterol and reduce risk of another devastating heart attack or stroke.
Check out some cardiovascular disease organizations dedicated to patient education, advocacy, and more.
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.
What is Repatha®?
Repatha® is an injectable prescription medicine used:
Please see full Prescribing Information.