Does Repatha® (evolocumab) have side effects?1

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them


Common:

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 
  • rash

Uncommon:

May affect up to 1 in 100 people

  • hives, red itchy bumps on your skin (urticaria)

Rare:

May affect up to 1 in 1,000 people

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

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References
  1. Repatha® (evolocumab) Summary of Product Characteristics. https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/30628.