REPATHA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For High Cholesterol, Familial Homozygous “Tried repatha and suffered a number of side effects. There was a lot of pain and swelling at the injection site. Later that evening suffered pretty severe abdominal and back muscle pain, headache, exacerbation of asthma symptoms, and general malaise. Most of these symptoms continued for 5-7 Days. The symptoms were very similar to those I suffered after taking several flu shots. Figured there might be some connection, and discovered they both contain polysorbate 80; an emulsifier. Will not be taking this drug again.”

Mickey (taken for less than 1 month) March 10, 2018

For High Cholesterol “I started taking Repatha in late Nov or early Dec 2016 my LDL dropped dramatically. But after the 2nd week the pain started. It was excruciating. Shoulders, knees and hands were intolerable. Couldn’t turn on a table lamp. Couldn’t hold a toothbrush. I literally and truly thought I was dying. I quit the drug after 3 injections, possibly 4. It took months, if not longer, to recover. Not sure if some problems I have today are not caused by Repatha. I took Repatha because my doc increased my Crestor dose and I couldn’t tolerate it. I convinced my doc to let me now take half tablet of the lowest available dose of crestor. I started taking it every other day and am now up to half a tablet daily. It is working and I have tolerable pain and muscle weakness.”

Tom S March 5, 2018

For High Cholesterol “So much pain after I started taking Repatha. Lowered my cholesterol but you have to decide if you want to die from pain or high cholesterol. So many side effects from this stuff but heart doctors only see cholesterol numbers they don’t worry about pain. “

Bettyboop (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 5, 2018

For High Cholesterol “I began experiencing back pain after the first injection. I have had 3 injections and the back pain is escalating. I am seriously considering stopping therapy before the pain gets worse. I cannot tolerate the oral statins due to muscle pain. Now I am unsure what the next step should be.”

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 17, 2018

For High Cholesterol, Familial Heterozygous “Drug definitely works if you can live with horrible side effects they started @after 3 rd injection and progressively worsened including severe back and shoulder pain, fingers, and joints. Also upset GI tract 2weeks after last injection I am still in great pain and hope this has not ruined my quality of life – I have stopped the med and notified the company and FDA of these side effects”

Lvpsr (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 7, 2018

For High Cholesterol “Not 100% sure the drug caused my issue’s but the timing of symptoms correlates. I applied the 1x a month product to my right leg on November 5th and within 7 days developed twitches in calf in my right leg followed by stiffness and weakness in leg. I applied the 2nd dose in my left leg and 7 days later developed twitches weakness and tightness in my right leg. Reflexes very hyper. Progressively worsened over time. Recently began stretch exercises that have significantly reduced symptoms.. especially the tightness . Hopefully this will pass. I won’t be taking anymore cholesterol drugs beyond natural remedies ginger and turmeric. When reading the Amgen study that was probably biased in favor of the drug since they profit from it, more people died on the drug then the placebo. Incredibly doctors are prescribing it. The same can be said for statins as the nih did a study of millions of people and the people on statins life expectancy declined. Healthcare in America is owned by big pharm.”

Taxmeless February 2, 2018

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