Leqvio

Leqvio

With Leqvio, people in clinical studies on a maximally tolerated statin lowered their cholesterol by 50% and kept it low during each 6-month dosing interval vs placebo.

Leqvio is a small interfering RNA (siRNA) directed to PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9) mRNA indicated as an adjunct to diet and maximally tolerated statin therapy for the treatment of adults with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) or clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), who require additional lowering of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)

 

With Leqvio, people in clinical studies on a maximally tolerated statin lowered their cholesterol by 50% and kept it low during each 6-month dosing interval vs placebo. Your body works to naturally remove bad cholesterol. For those with high cholesterol, LEQVIO helps your body remove more.
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Administration Information

Leqvio is given as a subcutaneous injection twice a year, after 2 initial doses.

2
Initial Injections
6
Then one injection every 6 months

Potential Side Effects

Common adverse reactions in clinical trials (≥ 3%): injection site reaction, arthralgia, urinary tract infection, diarrhea, bronchitis, pain in extremity, and dyspnea.

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