Your doctor will take you through the things you need to consider when preparing to take Repatha®
. Further Repatha®
information is also available in the Repatha®
Patient Information Leaflet.
Things to consider when starting on Repatha®1
Do not use Repatha® if
- You are allergic to evolocumab or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
- The other ingredients are: proline, glacial acetic acid, polysorbate 80, sodium hydroxide and water for injections.
Warnings and precautions
- Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using Repatha® if you have liver disease.
- The needle cover of the glass pre-filled pen is made from dry natural rubber (a derivative of latex), which may cause severe allergic reactions.
In order to improve the traceability of this medicine, your doctor or pharmacist should record the name and the lot number of the product you have been given in your patient file. You may also wish to make a note of
these details in case you are asked for this information in the future.
Children and adolescent
- The use of Repatha® has been studied in children 10 years of age and older being treated for heterozygous or homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia
- The use of Repatha® has not been studied in children under 10 years of age.
Other medicines and Repatha®
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take, any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
- Repatha®has not been tested in pregnant women.
- It is not known if Repatha® will harm your unborn baby.
- It is not known whether Repatha® is found in breast milk.
It is important to tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding or plan to do so. Your doctor will then help you decide whether to stop breast-feeding, or whether to stop taking Repatha®, considering the benefit of
breast-feeding to the baby and the benefit of Repatha® to the mother.
Driving and using machines
- Repatha® has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive and use machines.
Repatha® contains sodium
- This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per dose, that is to say essentially ‘sodium-free’.