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What should I know before I take mipomersen?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

If you are 65 or older, mipomersen may not be a good option for you.

If you have severe kidney function impairment, mipomersen can lead to side effects and should be avoided.

If you have moderate to severe liver function impairment, you should not take mipomersen.

If you take mipomersen, you should limit alcohol to no more than 1 drink per day.

If you are pregnant, may be pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant, mipomersen may not be a good option for you. It is not known if it is safe for pregnant women.

If you are breastfeeding, you should not take mipomersen.

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