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Alirocumab

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Alirocumab is a human monoclonal antibody. It works by helping the liver reduce levels of “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) circulating in your blood. Alirocumab is used together with a low-fat diet and a “statin” medication in people with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (an inherited type of high cholesterol). This condition can cause high blood levels of LDL cholesterol, and can also cause plaque to build up inside your...

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Kynamro

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Kynamro (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). Kynamro 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).

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