Scientific advances have found that Type 2 inflammation is one of the major sources of persistent, moderate-to-severe asthma.
With moderate-to-severe asthma, there’s a constant underlying inflammation in the lungs, regardless of whether you have any symptoms.
Even with the use of oral steroids—like prednisone—and other asthma treatments, moderate-to-severe asthma can be very hard to control.
Hear from DUPIXENT patients as they describe what it feels like when they experience an asthma attack. Does their description sound similar to your experience?
DUPIXENT (dupilumab) is a prescription medicine used with other asthma medicines for the maintenance treatment of moderate-to-severe eosinophilic or oral steroid dependent asthma in people aged 12 years and older whose asthma is not controlled with their current asthma medicines. DUPIXENT helps prevent severe asthma attacks (exacerbations) and can improve your breathing. DUPIXENT may also help reduce the amount of oral corticosteroids you need while preventing severe asthma attacks and improving your breathing. DUPIXENT is not used to treat sudden breathing problems. It is not known if DUPIXENT is safe and effective in children with asthma under 12 years of age.
Important Safety Information and Indication
Do not use if you are allergic to dupilumab or to any of the ingredients in DUPIXENT®.
Please see additional Important Safety Information throughout this video and adjacent links for Full Prescribing information.
Before starting DUPIXENT, you should talk to your doctor about all the medical conditions you have or medications you are taking.
You and your doctor should also discuss the potential benefits and risks of treatment with DUPIXENT including the most common side effects such as injection site reactions, and some serious side effects such as allergic reactions including anaphylaxis and inflammation of your blood vessels.
When I start having an asthma attack, I feel immediately exhausted.
It’s similar to trying to blow out of a straw, if you could imagine the very little amount of air that you can actually blow through a straw.
My chest starts feeling tight and feels very heavy. I get a little cough and wheeze.
I equate it to how someone may feel if they’re drowning. You’re just trying to grasp for breath. It's like someone is taking your lungs and just squeezing them, and it's extremely scary.
Then, you notice the wheeze isn’t going away. The tightness isn’t going away, and you- you kind of freeze.
And you’re hot, and you’re sweaty, and you just can’t get any air, and it feels like a fish out of water.
You try not to panic, and you tell yourself to be calm, but you're still panicking because you can't breathe.
That’s how I would describe an asthma attack.
If you don't think your asthma is controlled, take the opportunity to get more information about DUPIXENT and download our discussion guide to talk to your doctor about whether DUPIXENT is an option for you.Back
Here are a few key factors that may indicate that
your persistent, moderate-to-severe asthma isn’t
I went from leading a pretty active lifestyle to scheduling my life around doctor’s appointments, missing activities with family and friends, and living in fear of my next attack.
- Pam, DUPIXENT MyWay®
Individual results may vary.Watch Pam’s story
While oral steroids are helpful when prescribed, there is some medical concern over long-term use: mood changes, weight gain, diabetes, and vision problems.
Managing persistent, moderate-to-severe asthma is not easy. But, adding DUPIXENT may help.