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Kynamro

Kynamro Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Kynamro

Generic Name: mipomersen (Pronunciation: MYE poe mer sen)

What is mipomersen (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).

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).

It is not known whether mipomersen will lower your risk of heart disease.

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.

What are the possible side effects of mipomersen (Kynamro)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using mipomersen and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, joint pain;
  • pain, swelling, redness, itching, bruising, or tenderness where an injection was given; or
  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea;
  • headache; or
  • tired feeling.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Kynamro (mipomersen sodium injection) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about mipomersen (Kynamro)?

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).

You should not use mipomersen if you have active liver disease or abnormal liver function tests.

Tell your doctor about all medicines you use. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Do not use mipomersen if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby. Stop using mipomersen and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

Mipomersen should be stored in a refrigerator, if possible. Allow the medicine to reach room temperature before giving an injection. Mipomersen may also be stored at room temperature for up to 14 days, protected from heat and light.

Stop using mipomersen and call your doctor at once if you have fever, flu symptoms, upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), or if you have swelling, bruising, or tenderness where an injection was given.

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