Repatha and Arthropod sting - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


We study 131,642 people who have side effects when taking Repatha. Arthropod sting is found, especially among people who are male, 60+ old, also take Entresto and have Cardiac failure.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Repatha and have Arthropod sting. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You may use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 700+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Oct, 03, 2023

131,642 people reported to have side effects when taking Repatha.
Among them, 11 people (0.01%) have Arthropod sting.

What is Repatha?

Repatha has active ingredients of evolocumab. It is used in high blood cholesterol. Currently, eHealthMe is studying from 131,958 Repatha users.

What is Arthropod sting?

Arthropod sting (arthropod bite) is found to be associated with 575 drugs and 279 conditions by eHealthMe. Currently, we are studying 2,427 people who have Arthropod sting.

Number of Repatha and Arthropod sting reports submitted per year:

Could Repatha cause Arthropod sting?

Gender of people who have Arthropod sting when taking Repatha *:

  • female: 40 %
  • male: 60 %

Age of people who have Arthropod sting when taking Repatha *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 12.5 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 62.5 %

Common drugs people take besides Repatha *:

  1. Entresto: 2 people, 18.18%

Common side effects people have besides Arthropod sting *:

  1. Peripheral Swelling: 3 people, 27.27%
  2. Weight Increased: 2 people, 18.18%
  3. Chest Pain: 2 people, 18.18%
  4. Diarrhea: 2 people, 18.18%
  5. Weight Fluctuation: 2 people, 18.18%
  6. Memory Loss: 2 people, 18.18%
  7. Muscle Aches (muscle pain): 2 people, 18.18%
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 2 people, 18.18%
  9. Nerve Compression: 2 people, 18.18%
  10. Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation): 2 people, 18.18%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Cardiac Failure: 2 people, 18.18%
  2. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 1 person, 9.09%
  3. Heart Attack: 1 person, 9.09%
  4. Carotid Artery Stenosis (narrowing of carotid artery): 1 person, 9.09%
  5. Carotid Artery Occlusion (artery blockage): 1 person, 9.09%
  6. Cardiac Disorder: 1 person, 9.09%
  7. Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack): 1 person, 9.09%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Repatha and have Arthropod sting?

Check whether Arthropod sting is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on evolocumab (the active ingredients of Repatha) and Repatha (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 700+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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