What is Injectable Cholesterol Medicine?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a number of 610,000 United States people die of heart disease every year. A high portion of heart diseases are connected with high cholesterol problem. In the past, Statin was the mainstream type of medication for lowering cholesterol. Recently, the FDA approved an injection treatment for lowering cholesterol. It is the first ever injectable cholesterol medicine.

The approved injectable cholesterol medicines are Praluent (alirocumab)‎ and Repatha (evolocumab)‎.  They are both in the PCSK9 inhibitor family.  PCSK9 is a type of body protein. PCSK9 inhibitor activates your liver’s ability to clear LDL cholesterol from the blood and decrease overall LDL cholesterol levels. As you may know, LDL cholesterol is the “bad cholesterol” in the blood. By getting rid of LDL cholesterol, people has less risk in cardiovascular disease.

 

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