For the prevention of cardiovascular events and primary hyperlipidemia in adult patients (including heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia [HeFH] and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease) and HeFH in pediatric patients (aged 10 years and older), the usual dose of Repatha® is 140 mg every 2 weeks or 420 mg once monthly.
For homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia in adult patients, the usual dose of Repatha® is 420 mg, either once monthly or every two weeks. If you are on apheresis you may initiate treatment with 420 mg every 2 weeks to correspond with your apheresis schedule.
You and your doctor will have discussed your preferred method for taking Repatha®.
If your doctor decides that you or a caregiver (e.g., parent) can give you your Repatha® injections, you or your caregiver should receive training on the right way to prepare and inject Repatha®.
Do not try to inject Repatha® until you have been shown the right way by a healthcare professional, such as a doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Always take Repatha® exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor if you are not sure.