II. Mechanism

  1. PCSK9 Small Interfering RNA
  2. Prevents translation of PCSK9 Protein
  3. As with PCSK9 Inhibitors, up regulates hepatic LDL receptors
    1. Results in increased LDL clearance from blood
    2. Lowers LDL 50% in combination with high dose Statin

III. Precautions

  1. Cost $6500/year in addition to clinic dosing administration cost

IV. Dosing: Inclisiran (Leqvio)

  1. Inclisiran SQ at 0, 3 and 6 months, then every 6 hours (in office)

V. References

  1. (2022) Presc Lett 29(2): 7-8

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