Recent data from the ORION-1 Phase II test of inclisiran shows promise for the drug that could help patients with hypercholesterolemia.
According to the data revealed by The Medicines Co. and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, inclisiran cut down LDL cholesterol and was safe for people to take.
The recommended starting dose, a 300-milligram shot on the first and 90th day of the test, lowered LDL cholesterol 52.6 percent and as high as 81 percent by the 180th day, according to an announcement. Inclisiran also lowered LDL cholesterol more than 50 percent from the 90th day to the 270th day.
Each person who took the two inclisiran shots had positive outcomes, and the average amount of LDL cholesterol that was cut down was relatively the same throughout the test. Those who took the two inclisiran shots did not experience effects that inclisiran contributed to, including elevated liver enzymes cells, neuropathy or reduced kidney function.