Active ingredients: evolocumab
What it is used for
Repatha is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise in:,Prevention of Cardiovascular Events,REPATHA is indicated to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events (myocardial infarction, stroke and coronary revascularisation) in adults with established cardiovascular disease in combination with an optimally dosed statin and/or other lipid-lowering therapies (see CLINICAL TRIALS).,Primary hypercholesterolaemia,REPATHA is indicated in adults with primary hypercholesterolaemia (including heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia and non-familial hypercholesterolaemia) to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C): - in combination with a statin or statin with other lipid lowering therapies, or - alone or in combination with other lipid-lowering therapies in patients who are statin-intolerant.,Homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia,Repatha is indicated in adults and adolescents aged 12 years and over with homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia in combination with other lipid lowering therapies.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Do not Shake
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear to opalescent, colourless to yellowish solution
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient evolocumab
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems