I have been on the Repatha for 7 months and I've gained 35 pounds with no other change in diet. Both cardiologists said this is NOT a side effect but I have no other correlation to the weight gain other than starting this medication. It has lowed my overall cholesterol from 204 to 97.
I have been on Repatha for 5 months I've gained 15 lbs my face looks so different and my hair has thinned. I've been told weight gain is not a side effect yet I'm gaining when I haven't changed my way of eating. I'm so upset asking myself is it worth it.
I too have been taking Repatha for over a year and have gained 20+ lbs. I started to diet 3 months ago and all it has done is stop the weight gain but did not lose a pound. I told my cardiologist and she said it wasn't related. Shouldn't she have at least reported it to the drug company as a possibility? By reading some of the other comments it appears their complaints were not reported either.
I started using Repatha about 2 years ago and it has reduced cholesterol but I have gained 15 pounds and have been exercising more. My hair as thinned and my skin has lost muscle tone. Sometimes I have back pain.
I have gained 20 lbs in 6 months after starting Repatha... also my hair is thinning... always have had thick hair & very noticeable to me... appt. with cardiologist in Jan. And will tske to him about these issues!
I gained back 15 lbs that I lost, plus another 10 when starting Repatha. My hair is thinning, too. The nurse at my primary doc is on it and she said she gained 10 lbs almost immediately after starting it. My blood sugar has risen as well.
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