Brand name – Repatha
Generic name – Evolocumab
Manufacture – DR. Reddy
Strength – 140ml
Dosage – Injection
Composition – Evolocumab
Indication – lowering bad cholesterol level
Storage – at a cool place
Overview of Repatha 140ml injection
Repatha 140ml injection is used to reduce the bad cholesterol level and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Evolocumab removes the deposition of plaque in the blood vessel walls. Evolocumab belongs to the class of drugs known as monoclonal antibodies. Evolocumab works by stopping the production of LDL cholesterol to decrease the level of cholesterol which is responsible for blocking the blood flow of the heart, brain, and other parts of the body.
How to use Repatha 140ml injection
Repatha 140ml injection comes in liquid form (injection) and is usually given every two weeks or once a month. Before using, take it out from the refrigerator and warm it at room temperature. Do not warm the Repatha 140ml injection in any other way. If you using a prefilled syringe, keep it for at least 30 minutes at room temperature. If you using an on-body infusor, keep it for at least 45 minutes at room temperature to get warm. Do not shake this medicine and check for particles or discoloration, if either is present, do not use this medicine. Inject this injection under the skin of the upper arm, abdomen, or thigh, or as per the doctor's perception.
Repatha 140ml injection has several side effects, if the below-mentioned effects are seen immediately consult your doctor.
- Problem with breathing
- Swelling on the face or throat
- Stomach pain
- Muscle or back pain
- Pain during urination
- Runny nose
- Flu-like symptoms
- Swelling or pain at the injection site
You should follow the doctor's prescription strictly for better results. Do not take this injection in the wrong way, it may give severe side effects and the duration of treatment will be increased.
After starting the treatment, if you feel comfortable then continue otherwise inform your doctor about the problem.
If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember but do not take twice a dose at a time. Do not try to take the missed dose at the time of the next dose. For missed doses consult the doctor. Do not double the dose to catch up on missed doses.
If you have taken an excess amount, more than the doctor advised at a time, immediately consult the doctor for medical attention.
You should have taken the medicine as per the doctor's prescription for better health and for better recovery. Missed or over-dose will impact your overall health which is not good for your healthy life.
Repatha 140ml injection may cause a reaction in some patients. Before starting treatment discuss all benefits and risks with your doctor.
Do not try to stop or change the medicine without consulting with the doctor.
If you going through some other treatment inform your doctor at the beginning of the treatment. Because those medicines may react and slow down the process or may give side effects.
At the beginning of the treatment, inform the doctor about the medicine you taking or have taken a few days back. Keep the list of medicines with you and show when you meet the doctor.
Q1. What is the use of Repatha 140ml injection?
Ans - Repatha 140ml injection is used in lowering bad cholesterol levels.
Q2. Can I drive after taking this injection?
Ans – Do not drive or operate heavy machinery because the Repatha 140ml injection makes you feel dizzy.
Q3. Shall I plan for the baby during treatment with Repatha 140ml injection?
Ans – It is better to consult with your doctor beforehand because a Repatha 140ml injection may cause severe problems for your baby.
Q4. From where I can buy a Repatha 140ml injection?
Ans - Repatha 140ml injection is available at Magicine Pharma's official website at an affordable price.
Q5. How long treatment will go for a Repatha 140ml injection?
Ans – The duration of treatment will go according to the overall health and stage of the cancer of the patients.
Q6. Should I buy and store it at home?
Ans – If you have a fridge then store it at home otherwise it should be stored in the clinic only.
No other brand is available.
Repatha injection: Drug information is available at: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a615043.html
Repatha injection: side effects, warning, interaction, and dosage information available at: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a615043.html and https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-169652/evolocumab-subcutaneous/details