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Inclisiran is indicated in adults with primary hypercholesterolaemia (heterozygous familial and non-familial) or mixed dyslipidaemia, as an adjunct to diet:

  • in combination with a statin or statin with other lipid-lowering therapies in patients unable to reach LDL-C goals with the maximum tolerated dose of a statin, or
  • alone or in combination with other lipid-lowering therapies in patients who are statin-intolerant, or for whom a statin is contraindicated.1

Leqvio® works differently from other LDL-C-lowering therapies by harnessing the intrinsic process of RNAi to increase hepatic LDL-C uptake and reduce LDL-C levels in the bloodstream.1-3 

Watch the video below to learn more about the mechanism of action of Leqvio®.


Multiple factors explain the sustained duration of effect of Leqvio®:

Chemical modifications increase the stability of Leqvio® by decreasing its susceptibility to degradation from exonucleases and endonucleases4
Leqvio® is slowly released from the hepatic endosomes into the cytoplasm4
Formation of the LEQVIO®-RISC complex protects Leqvio® and enhances its duration of action4   
A single siRNA(Leqvio®)-bound RISC complex can cleave many target protein-coding mRNA transcripts5


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Learn more about the Leqvio® clinical trial data



Leqvio® is not reimbursed in Ireland at this time.


LDL-C, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; mRNA, messenger ribonucleic acid; RISC, RNA-induced silencing complex; RNAi, ribonucleic acid interference; siRNA, small interfering ribonucleic acid.


  1. Leqvio® Summary of Product Characteristics. Accessed August 2022 at

  2. Stoekenbroek RM et al. Future Cardiol 2018;14(6):433–442.

  3. Klinovski M et al. CADTH Issues in Emerging Health Technologies, 2019. Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health.

  4. Khvorova A. N Engl J Med 2017;376(1):4–7. 

  5. Fitzgerald K et al. N Engl J Med 2017;376(1):41–51.

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