Praluent is a medication that is used in adults who have cardiovascular disease. This helps prevent patients from having a heart attack, stroke, and some chest pain conditions. It works to lower your bad cholesterol to keep you healthy. The medication is available in two different strengths, 75mg/mL and 150mg/mL which are available in either a pen or a prefilled syringe.
Why would my doctor prescribe me Praluent? I’m already taking a statin for my cholesterol.
Praluent works along with your statin to lower your bad cholesterol levels in your body in addition to a healthy diet.
Is Praluent a statin? I had muscle pain and bad side effects from my statin.
Praluent is not a statin. It can be used alone to treat high cholesterol. Additionally, Praluent does not cause muscle pain. However, this does not mean that it does not have side effects.
What are the side effects of Praluent?
The most common side effects of Praluent are itching, redness, and pain at the injection site. Praluent may also cause common cold or flu symptoms. If any of these side effects bother you or last for awhile, let your doctor know. A far less common but more serious side effect of Praluent is that it can cause an allergic reaction in a small number of patients. If you experience a severe rash, severe itching, a swollen face, or trouble breathing, call 911 right away.
Is Praluent right for me?
Talk to your doctor to find out if this medication or any other medication is right for you.
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