Repatha and Praluent are both injections of a PCSK9 inhibitor that can be used to reduce high levels of cholesterol in the body. Both medications are an alternative to statins, which are more common and popular form of cholesterol level control.
Both are available for treatments that are every two weeks or every four weeks.
Patients must remember to talk to their doctor or a professional healthcare provider before taking either Repatha or Praluent. Be sure to discuss which treatment is best suited to your condition and any of the current medical conditions that you have, which may affect how either treatment performs.
Repatha and Praluent can be injected by your doctor or a professional healthcare provider, but can also be done by a caregiver or even yourself. If either treatment is being injected by you or a caregiver, proper training must be received in order to administer the injection. Do not attempt to administer the injection if you or your caregiver don’t have the appropriate training.
Possible side effects that may occur while taking Repatha are flu-like symptoms, back pain, sore throat, high blood sugar, and redness or bruising at the site of the injection.
Side effects of Praluent include redness, itching, or swelling at the injection site and flu-like symptoms.
It is important to talk to your doctor or a professional healthcare provider if you believe you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or believe that you are experiencing some other side effect that has not been listed.
Although Repatha and Praluent are meant to help reduce high levels of cholesterol, it is important to remember that you should also be trying to maintain a healthier and more active lifestyle. Those who do this in combination with these treatments are said to have a more successful change in cholesterol levels.
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