How do I take Repatha®▼ (evolocumab)?
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor if you are not sure.
Repatha® is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous) using the SureClick® pre-filled pen.
- for adults with primary hypercholesterolaemia and mixed dyslipidaemia the dose is either 140 mg every two weeks or 420 mg once monthly.
- for adults or adolescents with homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia the recommended starting dose is 420 mg once monthly. After 12 weeks your doctor may decide to increase the dose to 420 mg every two weeks. If you also receive apheresis, a procedure similar to dialysis where cholesterol and other fats are removed from the blood, your doctor may decide to start you on a dose of 420 mg every two weeks to coincide with your apheresis treatment.
- for adults with established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (a history of heart attack, stroke or blood vessel problems) the dose is either 140 mg every two weeks or 420 mg once monthly.