Take a minute to learn about terms associated with persistent, moderate-to-severe asthma and DUPIXENT.
A medicine added to help a primary treatment succeed.
An inflammatory disease of the lungs characterized by (in most cases) reversible airway obstruction.
Biologics are a class of medication. They are different from corticosteroids. Some biologics may target only specific reactions within the body and are available as injections.
A program to provide support to patients starting DUPIXENT. Get ongoing, personalized nursing support; help scheduling monthly prescription refills and deliveries; and in-home, in-office, or online supplemental injection training.
The defense system that protects your body against harmful substances and invaders, such as bacteria and viruses. The immune system is made up of many different cell types and organs.
Your body’s response to damage caused by bacteria, harmful substances, high temperature, or other factors.
An apparatus for administering medicines by inhalation.
Corticosteroids are man-made drugs that closely resemble cortisol, a hormone that your adrenal glands produce naturally. They are often referred to by the shortened term, “steroids” and taken by mouth. Steroids reduce the production of chemicals that cause inflammation.
A specialty pharmacy is a state-licensed pharmacy that solely or largely provides only medications for people with serious health conditions requiring complex therapies.
An injection given underneath the skin.
A classification of asthma in which, among other factors, patients experience asthma symptoms more than twice a week, have asthma symptoms that wake them up at night, use a rescue inhaler more than twice a week, and have asthma symptoms that restrict daily activities.