Evolocumab is recommended as an option for treating primary hypercholesterolaemia or mixed dyslipidaemia, only if:
- The dosage is 140 mg every 2 weeks.
- Low-density lipoprotein concentrations are persistently above the thresholds specified in table 1 (see NICE TA 394) despite maximal tolerated lipid-lowering therapy. That is, either the maximum dose has been reached, or further titration is limited by intolerance (as defined in NICE’s guideline on familial hypercholesterolaemia).
- The company provides evolocumab with the discount agreed in the patient access scheme.
This guidance is not intended to affect the position of patients whose treatment with evolocumab was started within the NHS before this guidance was published. Treatment of those patients may continue without change to whatever funding arrangements were in place for them before this guidance was published until they and their NHS clinician consider it appropriate to stop.