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Kynamro

mipomersen
Mipomersen is a cholesterol-lowering medication. It reduces blood levels of "bad" cholesterol, such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL), apolipoprotein-B (apo-B), or non-high-density lipoprotein (non-HDL). Mipomersen is used together with a low-fat diet and other treatments to lower total cholesterol in people with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (an inherited type of high cholesterol). Mipomersen is not for use in people with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Mipomersen is available only from a certified pharmacy under a special program called Kynamro REMS. Your doctor must be registered in the program in order to prescribe mipomersen for you. Mipomersen may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
mipomersen
DRUG TYPE
miscellaneous antihyperlipidemic agents

Frequently Asked Questions

Mipomersen is available only from a certified pharmacy.

You should not use mipomersen if you have active liver disease or abnormal liver function tests. Tell your doctor right away if you have liver symptoms, such as vomiting, fever, stomach pain, itching, tiredness, dark urine, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Mipomersen can cause your liver enzymes to get too high. Your blood will need to be tested often. Your treatments may be stopped based on the results of these tests.

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Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Kynamro solution 200 mg/mL

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