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.
Right on Lisa, me too 15 pounds in 6 months I eat less and continue to work out and continue to gain. I see my cardiologist ne week lets hear what he has to say.
I have been on an inhibitor for almost 1.5 years and it has not caused weight gain.
I've been on Repatha for 4 month without any change in weight
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 have gained 15lbs since I was put on Repatha. Maybe they should let the Drug company know this could be a side effect.
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.
I Joined a slimming class in September, lost 18lb in 3 months, no problem. Started on Repatha in December, and have lost no weight since starting, I've not gained, but I'm eating better/less than I was when I lost the 18lb and have increased my exercise from 4/5 times a week to 6/7. Makes no sense as they don't have weight gain as a side effect, I have registered this information on the yellow card scheme, via repatha website.
I have been on Repatha only 2 months. Going for cardio check up tomorrow. The only side affect was feeling achy the day after injection. Now I take my shot followed by 2 Aleve and I’m fine the next day. No weight difference to report as yet.
I’ve been on Repatha for one year. No change in weight. No side effects, except for a slightly runny nose once in a while. My cholesterol has dropped dramatically. The shots are virtually painless. No bumps or swelling at the injection site. I can’t complain.
I gained 35 pounds in six months. I have been off Repatha for five months and haven’t been unable to loose any weight. Any suggestions? I’ve tried diet, exercise and even diet pills from my doctor. She can’t believe that I cannot even loose a pound!
- Repatha Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Repatha (detailed)
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