Does repatha have side effects

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)
  • muscle pain
  • injection-site reactions, such as bruising, redness, bleeding, pain or swelling
  • allergic reactions including rash
  • headache

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 1000 people):

  • Swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, or throat (angioedema)

For a list of possible side effects, please see the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL).


  1. Repatha® (evolocumab) Patient Information Leaflet.