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Side effect(s) of Evolocumab

Read the side effects of Evolocumab as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain and gastroenteritis

Cardiovascular system: Raised blood pressure, increased or decreased heartbeat

Central Nervous System: Headache and dizziness

Respiratory: Nasopharyngitis, sinusitis, influenza, cough, upper respiratory tract infections, and difficulty in breathing

Skin: Itching, rashes, injection site reactions such as erythema, pain and bruising

Others: Fever, swelling of the face or lips or eyes, weakness, backpain, myalgia or musculoskeletal pain, urinary tract infection, and dysuria (pain or burning sensation during urination)

Other Precautions :  Treatment with evolocumab should not be stopped suddenly because the levels of LDL cholesterol may increase.
Evolocumab is only a part of the treatment which requires frequent lipid profile testing and necessary dose adjustments as per the advice of the physician.

Drug Name : Evolocumab

Evolocumab generic Evolocumab is prescribed as an adjunct to a low-fat diet and other cholesterol medications in treating patients with high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, total cholesterol, heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) or homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH); HeFH and HoFH are inherited conditions in which cholesterol is not removed from the body. Evolocumab is also recommended for patients with heart disease caused by atherosclerosis (accumulation of cholesterol along the arterial walls). Atherosclerosis leads to decreased blood flow and reduced oxygen supply to the heart, brain and other parts of the body. Evolocumab works by inhibiting a protein called proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9) that binds to LDL receptors on liver cells. With fewer PCSK9 proteins available, LDL receptors are free to remove LDL from the blood decreasing the chances of atherosclerosis.
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