Does-Repatha-have-side-effects

INFORMATION FOR REPATHA® (EVOLOCUMAB) PATIENTS

Does Repatha® (evolocumab) have side effects?1

Like all medicines, Repatha® can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them
Common side effects:
May affect up to 1 in 10 people
  • flu (high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, cough and chills)
  • common cold, such as runny nose, sore throat or sinus infections (nasopharyngitis or upper respiratory tract infections)
  • feeling sick (nausea)
  • back pain
  • joint pain (arthralgia)
  • injection-site reactions, such as bruising, redness, bleeding, pain or swelling
  • allergic reactions including rash
Uncommon side effects:
May affect up to 1 in 100 people
  • hives, red itchy bumps on your skin (urticaria)
  • flu-like symptoms
Rare side effects:
May affect up to 1 in 1,000 people
  • Swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, or throat (angioedema)
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the patient leaflet. Side effects can be reported directly to the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) using the available methods via www.hpra.ie. Side effects should also be reported to Amgen Limited on +44 (0) 1223 436441 or Freephone 1800 535 160. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
References
  1. Repatha® Patient Information Leaflet.

This site is intended for patients in Ireland who are being treated with an Amgen® product and for Irish Healthcare Professionals (HCPs).

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IE-CBU-0820-00002 August 2020