To help you understand uncontrolled moderate-to-severe asthma and how DUPIXENT may help treat it, we’ve provided answers to the most common questions. As always, be sure to ask your doctor any additional questions you may have.
DUPIXENT is a prescription medicine used as an add-on maintenance treatment for people 12 and up who have moderate-to-severe eosinophilic or oral steroid dependent asthma that is not controlled with their current asthma medicines. DUPIXENT is not used to treat sudden breathing problems.GET THE FACTS
DUPIXENT blocks two key sources of inflammation in your lungs to help prevent asthma attacks and reduce asthma symptoms.
Do not use DUPIXENT if you are allergic to dupilumab or to any of the ingredients in DUPIXENT.
Before using DUPIXENT, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you are taking oral, topical, or inhaled corticosteroid medicines; have asthma and use an asthma medicine; and have atopic dermatitis or CRSwNP, and also have asthma. Do not change or stop your corticosteroid medicine or other asthma medicine without talking to your healthcare provider. This may cause other symptoms that were controlled by the corticosteroid medicine to come back.
The efficacy of DUPIXENT has been studied in 3 clinical trials with 2,888 people 12 years of age and older with moderate-to-severe asthma.
Patients enrolled in Trials 1 and 2 were required to have a history of 1 or more asthma exacerbations that required treatment with systemic corticosteroids or emergency department visit or hospitalization for the treatment of asthma in the year prior to trial entry.
Patients enrolled in Trial 3 required dependence on daily oral corticosteroids in addition to regular use of high-dose inhaled corticosteroids plus an additional controller(s).
DUPIXENT can cause serious side effects, including:
Allergic reactions (hypersensitivity), including a severe reaction known as anaphylaxis. Stop using DUPIXENT and go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you get any of the following symptoms:
Inflammation of your blood vessels. Rarely, this can happen in people with asthma who receive DUPIXENT. This may happen in people who also take a steroid medicine by mouth that is being stopped or the dose is being lowered. It is not known whether this is caused by DUPIXENT. Tell your doctor right away if you have:
The most common side effects of DUPIXENT include:
DUPIXENT is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection) at different injection sites. Do not try to inject DUPIXENT until you have been shown the right way by your healthcare provider.
The recommended dose of DUPIXENT for adults and adolescents (12 years of age and older) is:
|Initial Dose||Subsequent Doses|
|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|
every 2 weeks
Talk to your healthcare provider and see the detailed Instructions for Use that comes with DUPIXENT for information on how to prepare and inject DUPIXENT and how to properly store and throw away (dispose of) used DUPIXENT Pre-filled Syringes or DUPIXENT Pre-filled Pens prior to taking the drug.
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DUPIXENT can be injected into the thigh, stomach (except for the 2 inches around the belly button), or outer area of the upper arm (if caregiver injects). A different site should be chosen each time DUPIXENT is injected.
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Get the Pre-filled Pen Instructions for useEmail yourself the 300 mg
If you miss a dose, you should administer the injection within 7 days from the missed dose and then resume the original dose schedule. If the missed dose is not administered within 7 days, you should wait until the next dose on the original schedule. Speak with your healthcare provider before making any change to your treatment regimen.set up injection reminders
No, you should always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions for dosing and how to give injections.
DUPIXENT should be refrigerated at 36°F to 46°F in the original carton to protect from light. If necessary, DUPIXENT may be kept at room temperature up to 77°F (25°C) for a maximum of 14 days. Do not store above 77°F (25°C). After removal from the refrigerator, DUPIXENT must be used within 14 days or discarded.
Do not expose DUPIXENT to heat or direct sunlight.
Do not freeze. Do not shake.
Please refer to the DUPIXENT Instructions for Use for complete storage instructions.
Whether you are traveling or not, it’s important to store DUPIXENT in the original carton to protect it from light.
Store refrigerated at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C) in the original carton to protect from light. If necessary, DUPIXENT may be kept at room temperature up to 77°F (25°C) for a maximum of 14 days. Do not store above 77°F (25°C). After removal from the refrigerator, DUPIXENT must be used within 14 days or discarded.
Yes. You can continue to receive injection support from your doctor or our Injection Support Center, or if your doctor decides that you or your caretaker can give injections, your doctor will train you. Do not self-adminster DUPIXENT unless you have been trained by a doctor. Patients enrolled in DUPIXENT MyWay® will also have access to their nurse educator to help with supplemental training.
For more information about DUPIXENT support and resources, you can enroll in DUPIXENT MyWay®, a program that can provide:
Sign up or call a support coordinator at 1-844-DUPIXENT (1-844-387-4936) to learn more.Learn about dupixent MyWay
You can use our Cost and Coverage Tool to learn more about cost options for your insurance situation. For the most accurate information regarding your cost and dispensing of DUPIXENT, speak with your insurance provider who knows the details of your plan.use the cost and coverage tool
DUPIXENT is likely to be accessed differently than your other medications. DUPIXENT is an injectable medication that requires special shipping and handling. Insurance providers often require use of a specialty pharmacy instead of your local retail pharmacy. DUPIXENT MyWay® can work with your insurance provider to identify a preferred, in-network specialty pharmacy.Learn how to order dupixent
Notify your pharmacy. In fact, when you take medications that require refills regularly over time, it’s always good to periodically check that your pharmacy has your most up-to-date insurance information on file. This can help you avoid potential delays in getting your prescription.
Contact 1-844-DUPIXENT (1-844-387-4936) to speak to a DUPIXENT MyWay® Nurse Educator, if you have additional questions.
With the DUPIXENT MyWay Copay Card, eligible, commercially insured patients may pay as little as $0* copay per fill of DUPIXENT (maximum of $13,000 per patient per calendar year) if they meet the eligibility requirements, including:
Through the Patient Assistance Program, eligible patients who are uninsured or whose insurance does not cover DUPIXENT could receive DUPIXENT free of charge.
Those who may qualify must be at least 18 years of age or older, a resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico, and demonstrate a financial need with a total annual adjusted gross income of $100,000 or less.
The DUPIXENT MyWay team will research each patient’s situation and determine eligibility. For more information, call 1-844-DUPIXENT (1-844-387-4936), option 1.