Is Praluent the same as Repatha?

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asked Dec 23, 2020 in Other- Health by Paletta (1,160 points)
Is Praluent the same as Repatha?

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answered Dec 23, 2020 by Paddymcpaddy (1,990 points)
Praluent and Repatha are the same medications but with different brand names.

Praluent has been OK'd to prevent cardiovascular health issues like heart attack or stroke in patients with established heart disease.

Repatha is a medication that is used for people who have heart disease.

The Repatha is a medicine that reduces your risk of having a heart attack or stroke significantly.

Repatha also dramatically lowers LDL bad cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

If you're taking a statin, but you are still struggling to lower your LDL then Repatha can help.

Repatha is also known as Evolocumab which is a monoclonal antibody medication designed for the treatment of hyperlipidemia. Evolocumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9.

If you suffer from heart disease, have high cholesterol or have had a heart attack, stroke etc then the medication Repatha can help prevent a future heart attack, stroke and prevent progression of heart disease.

Only take the Repatha as directed by a doctor and don't take more than you're prescribed.

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