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Praluent is a Prescription Medication Used to Lower Cholesterol


Praluent is a prescription medication used
to lower cholesterol in adults with an inherited condition that causes high levels of LDL or
patients who have had heart attacks or strokes and who require additional lowering of LDL
cholesterol. Praluent belongs to a new class of drugs called
PCSK9 inhibitors. These work to block a naturally occurring protein called PCSK9 that prevents
the liver from removing LDL from the blood. Praluent is available as an injection. It
is injected subcutaneously (under the skin) once every two weeks. Common side effects include itching, swelling,
and pain at the injection site.

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