Uses

Evinacumab is used to treat a certain high cholesterol disorder (homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia-HoFH). It is used along with a proper diet and other LDL-lowering treatments (such as "statin" drugs, ezetimibe, LDL apheresis). Evinacumab belongs to a class of drugs known as monoclonal antibodies. It works by blocking a certain protein that stops your body from properly breaking down cholesterol. This effect helps decrease "bad cholesterol" and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides).In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Consult your doctor for more details.This monograph is about the following evinacumab product: evinacumab-dgnb.

How to use Evkeeza 150 Mg/Ml Intravenous Solution Antihyperlipidemic - Angiopoietin-Like 3 (ANGPTL3) Inhibitor

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using evinacumab and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is given by injection into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually once every month (every 4 weeks). The injection is given by a health care professional, usually over 60 minutes. The dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, and response to treatment.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, it may help to mark your calendar.

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