DUPIXENT is a form of medicine called a biologic and taken by injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection). It is taken differently than oral steroids and inhalers.
DUPIXENT can be given by your doctor in a clinic or self-administered at home. If your healthcare provider decides that you or a caregiver can give DUPIXENT injections, you or your caregiver should receive training on the right way to prepare and inject DUPIXENT.
The recommended dose is specified in the table below. Use DUPIXENT exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
Talk to your doctor and download the detailed Instructions for Use for information on how to prepare and inject DUPIXENT and how to properly store and dispose of used DUPIXENT Pre-filled Syringes and Pre-filled Pens. Do not try to inject DUPIXENT until you have been shown the right way by your doctor.
|Initial Dose||Subsequent Dose|
|Adults, adolescents(12 years of age and older)|
every 2 weeks
every 2 weeks
|Patients with oral-steroid dependent asthmaor with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis|
two 300-mg injections
every 2 weeks
In addition to what you've been shown by your doctor, use the Injection Support Center to get resources and support materials for taking - and giving - DUPIXENT.
Plus, get testimonials from real patients and mindful breathing techniques.
Hear Sharron and Rachel discuss the process of injecting
DUPIXENT, and how they dealt with the process.
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
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.
Please remember that this video shares only Rachel’s and Sharron’s experiences and patients’ individual results with DUPIXENT may vary.
RACHEL: I was a little surprised when I found out that DUPIXENT would require an injection every two weeks. It was different from what I was used to. I was used to taking another pill or using another inhaler. I knew adding DUPIXENT was going to change my routine. It was going to be new, but over time I’ve gotten comfortable with it.
SHARRON: When I found out that DUPIXENT was an injectable, I was okay with it. If there was a chance that it could help get my severe asthma under control, then I was willing to do whatever I needed to do.
RACHEL: My doctor and nurses showed me how to properly self-inject. I am a registered nurse and I give injections at work, but I still needed to learn how to properly inject DUPIXENT myself.
SHARRON: Your doctor will walk you through the injection process. In addition, I also watched the video on DUPIXENT.com and followed the instructions.
RACHEL: DUPIXENT comes in a pre-filled syringe or pen and is a subcutaneous injection, which means it goes just underneath the skin.
SHARRON: I appreciate that there’s also a pre-filled pen for patients 12 years and older. I used a pre-filled syringe.
RACHEL: Before I started DUPIXENT, I told my doctor about all the medical conditions I had, and medications I was taking.
SHARRON: My doctor and I went over the potential benefits and risks of treatment, including the most common side effects such as injection site reactions.
RACHEL: We also talked about some serious side effects such as allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, and inflammation of your blood vessels.
SHARRON: Well early on, my doctor steered me to the patient support program, DUPIXENT MyWay®, and I’m so glad that he did. They’ve been a great resource and even offered to send a nurse to my home to help with further instruction.
RACHEL: I was really blown away by how much support the DUPIXENT MyWay team provides. You feel that they are in this with you and they’re there to help!
SHARRON: I like to do my self-injection in the evening in a quiet part of the house where I can focus. My routine is to do the self-injection after I’ve gotten out of the shower.
RACHEL: I write DUPIXENT on my calendar at home and in my pocket calendar to help me remember when to take it. I’ve got my self-injection routine down. I’m comfortable with it.
In addition to the training from your doctor, a DUPIXENT MyWay® Nurse Educator can provide supplemental injection training, either online, over the phone, or in-person with a training kit and syringe for practice.