About Persistent Asthma

A hope for asthma

Have you thought about a life with less asthma? It’s important to
understand the current level of your asthma control.

Evolving Asthma Science

Scientific advances have found that excessive Type 2 inflammation is one of the major sources of persistent moderate-to-severe asthma.

Asthma that is caused by Type 2 inflammation is known as Type 2 asthma. With this type of asthma, there’s a constant underlying inflammation in the lungs, regardless of whether you or your child have any symptoms.

When breathing in something like pet dander or other allergens, the immune system reacts aggressively and increases inflammation. This can cause asthma symptoms to get worse and can result in an attack.

8 of 10 asthma patients

have Type 2 inflammation

How an Asthma Attack Feels

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?

Transcript

VO:

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 6 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 6 years of age.

Important Safety Information

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.

Individual results with DUPIXENT may vary.

RACHEL:

When I start having an asthma attack, I feel immediately exhausted.

MARLENA:

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.

RACHEL:

My chest starts feeling tight and feels very heavy. I get a little cough and wheeze.

PAMELA:

I equate it to how someone may feel if they’re drowning. You’re just trying to grasp for breath. It’s like someone’staking your lungs and just squeezing them, and it’s extremely scary.

RACHEL:

Then, you notice the wheeze isn’t going away. The tightness isn’t going away, and you–you kind of freeze.

MARLENA:

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.

PAMELA:

You try not to panic, and you tell yourself to be calm, but you’re still panicking because you can’t breathe.

MARLENA:

That’s how I would describe an asthma attack.

VO:

These are Signs of Uncontrolled Asthma

If you don't think your or your child’s asthma is controlled, take the opportunity to get more information about DUPIXENT and fill out our discussion guide to talk to your doctor about whether DUPIXENT is an option.

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Identify the Signs of Control

Here are a few key factors that may indicate that your
or your child’s persistent, moderate-to-severe asthma
isn’t well controlled:

In the past month, sleep has been interrupted because of asthma
A hospitalization because of asthma occurred at least once in the past year
Activities were limited or missed because of an attack
Rescue inhaler use is more than twice a week

Does any of this sound familiar?

Yes, it Does

I tried the inhalers and the steroids, the oral medications, and the injectables.

- Marlena, DUPIXENT MyWay® Patient Ambassador

Individual results may vary.

Watch Marlena’s story