Patient Stories

Real Stories

Imagine having to put your plans on hold or live in fear of your next asthma attack—one that may even put you in the hospital. These ambassadors found that their moderate-to-severe asthma could not be well controlled with their current prescription asthma therapies.

Then DUPIXENT was recommended by their doctor. Hear their stories.

Meet Our Ambassadors

Marlena, DUPIXENT MyWay®
Patient Ambassador, on DUPIXENT
Individual results may vary.

Marlena struggled with her asthma for more than 30 years before her doctor
recommended DUPIXENT. After trying numerous treatments throughout the years, hear
how DUPIXENT worked for her.

Meet the Ambassador

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 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 and 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.

Please remember that this video shares only Marlena's experience and patients’ individual results with DUPIXENT may vary.

MARLENA:

My name is Marlena, and I’m treating my moderate-to-severe asthma with DUPIXENT.

I was first diagnosed with asthma; I was 23 years old. I had no previous symptoms, no family history, and I just started wheezing and coughing. And it just progressed from there until I had to end up going to the hospital.

Most of the doctors were telling me the same thing, “It’s just asthma. We treat it with steroids. We treat it with inhalers. Watch out for your triggers. Avoid this, don’t do that.” Really wasn’t much information.

I first heard about DUPIXENT when a primary care doctor sent me to a specialist. She said, “I have one more medication. Please try it. It’s called DUPIXENT.”

My doctor went over the risks and benefits of DUPIXENT, and I decided to go forward with the treatment.

Since I’ve started using the DUPIXENT, I’m able to do more things that I love, like playing with my grandchildren.

VO:

Moment I Knew

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 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 and 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.

Please remember that this video shares only Marlena's experience and patients’ individual results with DUPIXENT may vary.

MARLENA:

I was first diagnosed with severe asthma through a pulmonologist. He sat down with me and went through the whole anatomy of exactly what asthma was and how it affects your lungs, and then we discussed a treatment plan.

I tried the inhalers and the steroids, the oral medications, and the injectables. I tried that off and on for a few years.

I got very little relief from those. I was still admitted in the hospital and the emergency room a couple of times a year, missing out on a lot of events.

I felt very frustrated at the time, very alone, very confused. And just- I have to find something else. There has to be something out there for me.

When my doctor first told me about DUPIXENT I was very hesitant. I had tried so many other medications.

My doctor went over the risks and benefits of DUPIXENT, and I decided to move forward with the treatment.

She told me she had great success with other patients, just please go ahead and try this one. I really trusted my doctor and her opinion.

That was the moment I moved forward with DUPIXENT.

VO:

Dear DUPIXENT

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 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 and 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.

Please remember that this video shares only Marlena’s experience and patients’ individual results with DUPIXENT may vary.

MARLENA:

Dear DUPIXENT –

All I can say is thank you!

I had been struggling with asthma for over 30 years and had tried so many other treatments.

So, when my doctor first introduced me to DUPIXENT, I was very hesitant.

Over time, with DUPIXENT, I started to notice a change. My breathing started to improve, and I found I was using my rescue inhaler less and less.

Today, I do not think about when my next attack will be, and that has allowed me to DU More of the things I love, like playing with my grandchildren.

DUPIXENT has helped me better manage my asthma, and I am very thankful!

Sincerely,
Marlena

VO:

Pamela, DUPIXENT MyWay®
Patient Ambassador, on DUPIXENT
Individual results may vary.

For Pam, being diagnosed with asthma in her 40s resulted in significant life changes. See
how DUPIXENT helped her to go from thinking about her condition and her next
attack to getting back to doing the things she loves.

Meet the Ambassador

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 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 and 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.

Please remember that this video shares only Pamela’s experience and patients’ individual results with DUPIXENT may vary.

PAMELA:

My name is Pamela, and I have been living with severe asthma for ten years.

My symptoms and the coughing would bring on an asthma attack.

My doctor had me try oral steroids, inhalers, some nose sprays, and nothing seemed to be working.

I first heard about DUPIXENT from my doctor because I had gone to the emergency room twice in one week. He thought I would be a good candidate for it.

We talked over the risks and benefits of it, and I decided to give it a try.

DUPIXENT has worked for me. It helps me breathe.

I would say what I wish I would’ve known is how good I was going to feel afterwards.

VO:

Moment I Knew

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 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 and 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.

Please remember that this video shares only Pamela’s experience and patients’ individual results with DUPIXENT may vary.

PAM:

After being hospitalized, I decided that I needed to talk to my doctor about doing something different.

I'm a kindergarten teacher. I had an attack in my classroom. One of my students, I had him run to the office and get the principal who came in and was going to call 911 for me. I had been texting my husband, and he was on his way. When he got there, he rushed me four miles to the emergency room. But the looks on my little kids’ faces when they saw how I looked and what I was going through and how I sounded, it was frightening for them and scary for me. I did not want to do that again.

I went back to my doctor and said, “There's got to be something different.” And that's when he said, “I have heard of this drug called DUPIXENT.”

We talked over the risks and benefits of it, and I decided to give it a try.

VO:

Dear DUPIXENT

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 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 and 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.

Please remember that this video shares only Pamela’s experience and patients’ individual results with DUPIXENT may vary.

PAM:

Dear DUPIXENT,

I just want to let you know how DUPIXENT has impacted my life.

I was diagnosed with asthma in my early 40s.

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.

I was even rushed to the ER three times due to severe asthma attacks.

When my doctor told me about DUPIXENT, I was hopeful it would work for me.

I was a little nervous knowing I could be giving myself an injection. So, I asked my husband to administer the injections for me after we both had proper training from my doctor.

Today, I am now able to get back to doing the things that I love.

Thank you, DUPIXENT, for helping me to DU More!

Sincerely,
Pamela

VO:

Rachel, DUPIXENT MyWay®
Patient Ambassador, on DUPIXENT
Individual results may vary.

From an early age Rachel has lived with asthma and tried many different treatment
methods with little success. Hear how one specific trip to the hospital led to her
and her pulmonologist agreeing to give DUPIXENT a chance.

Meet the Ambassador

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 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 and 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.

Please remember that this video shares only Rachel's experience and patients’ individual results with DUPIXENT may vary.

Rachel:

My name is Rachel, and I’m treating my severe asthma with DUPIXENT.

My pediatrician diagnosed me with severe asthma at age four. I had a lot of coughing, wheezing, chest tightness.

Tried a lot of different medications and inhalers. I was on steroids a lot.

It was really challenging. I couldn't find a balance. My asthma stayed uncontrolled.

One night I went to go to bed, I woke up, and I couldn't breathe. I was admitted for seven days, and at that time, I would say, “This is not a way to live.”

My pulmonologist told me about DUPIXENT. She explained what was going on with my asthma at the time and put it together in how it would work in my body. That explanation meant a lot to me, and it made me want to give it a try.

My doctor went over the risks and benefits of DUPIXENT, and I decided to move forward with treatment.

Since being on DUPIXENT I can do more. I feel a lot better. I can breathe easier.

I still know my triggers. I still know what bothers me, but I’ve updated that information with myself. Okay, this bothers me only a little bit now, and you have to be aware and acknowledge that.

VO:

Moment I Knew

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 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 and 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.

Please remember that this video shares only Rachel's experience and patients’ individual results with DUPIXENT may vary.

Rachel:

The moment that I realized I really needed to find a change. It was about five years ago. I was 26 years old. I had cold symptoms, and I went to lay down to go to bed, and I immediately felt like I was drowning. I could feel rattles through my chest. It felt like something was sitting on my chest. It was very tight. So, I called my mom. My mom came. She got me and took me to the hospital.

I was dizzy, feeling lightheaded. I was cold, really struggling to breathe in general. They put me in a wheelchair, got my oxygen level. It was very low.

And they said to me, “Rachel, why didn't you come in sooner? Why didn't you come in earlier?”

I just broke down, and I said, “I just had a cold. That was it. I just had a cold. I didn't need to come in earlier.”

And, at that moment, I felt relief that I even made it to the hospital at that time.

So, I was, like, I’m going to figure something out. I have to change this.

That’s the moment I knew that I needed to find a different treatment regimen.

I heard about DUPIXENT from my pulmonologist.

She sat down, explained it to me and said, “This is how it works, this is how your body is working and I think we should give it a try.” So, I went home, I did my own research, went and talked to my husband and decided we're going to give it a try.

My doctor went over the risks and benefits of DUPIXENT.

And that’s when I decided to give DUPIXENT a try.

VO: