Patient Stories

Jennifer

DUPIXENT MyWay® Patient Ambassador,
on DUPIXENT
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“In my job, I’m an advocate for others. It’s what I do. As someone with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, I’m my own advocate."

Stories of Strength

Could you imagine how you’d feel if one day you didn’t feel comfortable with your own skin? That’s what happened to these ambassadors. Some had early onset of moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis), while others had it appear later in life. All of these ambassadors found that their disease could not be well controlled with topical prescription therapies.

But, these patients never gave up. They continued to search for treatments, showing strength, perseverance and persistence until DUPIXENT was presented as an option. View the video and then read about the journey these patients went through to find DUPIXENT.

A First-Hand Account

Watch Sue’s video and experience her journey with moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis) and DUPIXENT.

SUE: Swimming is a part of who I am. When I swim I kind of put myself into a zone. It’s very relaxing. But there was a time when I wasn’t very comfortable going into a swimming pool or being in a bathing suit. My skin didn’t look very good. I had developed uncontrolled severe eczema, or atopic dermatitis. I thought it would eventually go away. But it didn’t. This eczema changed my life.

ANNOUNCER VO: You’re about to hear more from Sue about her experience with uncontrolled severe eczema (atopic dermatitis) and treatment with DUPIXENT® (dupilumab).

DUPIXENT is an injectable prescription medicine used to treat adult patients with moderate-tosevere atopic dermatitis whose disease is not well controlled with prescription therapies used on the skin (topical), or who cannot use topical therapies. DUPIXENT can be used with or without topical corticosteroids. It is not known if DUPIXENT is safe and effective in children. Do not use DUPIXENT if you are allergic to dupilumab or to any of the ingredients in DUPIXENT.

Please remember that this video shares only Sue’s experience and that every patient’s experience is unique.

Please watch and carefully review the Important Safety Information presented in this video and see the accompanying full Prescribing Information including Patient Information.

SUE: Years ago, I developed severe eczema. It covered 90 percent of my body. The only places that I didn’t have it were the palms of my hands and the soles of my feet.

When I was in full flare, my skin was red, irritated and scaly. The itching was so relentless. It was seven days a week, 24-hours a day. It was maddening.

When I would scratch, the scratching just made it itch more. So it was scratching, itching, scratching, itching. In the morning I would get up, there would be blood on the sheets, blood on my nightclothes, dead skin everywhere.

I sought out dermatologists and allergists because I knew these were the doctors that treated this. But mine was so severe that they really didn’t know how to help me.

When my eczema was really bad, I would do anything to cover it up.

When I went out in public it made me feel very uncomfortable because I knew people were looking at it. You didn’t need to see people’s eyes to know that they were staring at your skin. I could feel it.

After having the eczema for so long, I was getting very frustrated and discouraged because no one could help me. I had tried so many things.

Initially, we did the steroid cream. We did bleach baths, light treatments, wet wraps. We went onto more potent medications.

I think in the back of my mind, truly, I thought maybe this was it. Maybe this was how I was going to live the rest of my life.

Remember, your doctor is always the best source of information. Be sure to ask your doctor any questions you may have.

Then I heard about DUPIXENT. DUPIXENT is an injectable medicine for adults with moderate-tosevere eczema whose disease is not well controlled with topical therapies. I learned from my healthcare team that eczema is partly caused by inflammation beneath the skin.

After studying the benefits and risks and talking with my healthcare team, we felt comfortable moving forward with treatment.

My healthcare team informed me that serious side effects might include allergic reactions and eye problems and they told me what to do if I saw signs of these problems.

They also explained to me common side effects like injection site reactions, eye and eyelid inflammation, including redness, swelling, and itching, and cold sores in your mouth or on your lips.

When I found out that this medication was an injectable, I had never given myself an injection before, I wasn’t really comfortable with injections. Lower third graphic: Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions and read the instructions for Use for full details on preparation, administration and disposal of your injection prior to injecting. Once my healthcare team showed me the proper way to give myself an injection, I became more comfortable with the idea of doing it. Now I inject myself once every two weeks based upon my doctor’s instructions.

DUPIXENT has made this disease manageable. Although eczema’s still part of my life, I don’t feel it’s all consuming.

I have learned a lot from my journey with eczema. I have learned that understanding and treating the root cause of eczema from the inside is really important.

For people with moderate-to-severe eczema, I would recommend you need to be an informed patient. You need to advocate for yourself. And you need to work with your physicians to find the right treatment option for you. And, most importantly, don’t give up.

The Journey

Disease Onset

There is nothing you do to get moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis). It can affect people regardless of gender, skin color, and body size.

Wendy

"It was as though a
switch was thrown in my
body."

Kristy

"My body turned on me."

Anthony

"Sometimes, when I moved my
skin would tear open."

Does this all sound familiar? Complete the Eczema Check-In, to gain a better understanding of your uncontrolled moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis) and guide a productive conversation with your doctor.

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Finding The Right Doctor May Help Your Journey

As someone who deals with moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis) on a daily basis, you have to be your biggest advocate. Search for a healthcare provider that will be an advocate for you and your treatment journey.

Debbie

“Finding an eczema specialist
who works with you as a
member of your team is so
important.”

Use this tool to easily find nearby specialists with experience in treating adults with moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis).

Sanofi US and Regeneron do not endorse or recommend any particular physician, and search results do not include a comprehensive list of doctors in your area.

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Perseverance

Each ambassador’s story of finding DUPIXENT is unique. While some were hesitant about trying it, they each understood that DUPIXENT held a chance for improved skin.

Jennifer

"... But I talked things over
with my husband (who is amazing,
by the way), and he pointed out that
I'd already been through so much. He had
a point. So, after thinking it over for a
few months and reading through
the information my specialist
gave me, I finally agreed
to try DUPIXENT."

Find out about DUPIXENT and
what it may be able to do for you.

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Kristy

“(my dermatologist)
mentioned a treatment called
DUPIXENT for uncontrolled moderate-to-
severe atopic dermatitis. It is an injection
that I would need to take even when
my skin looks clear to stay
ahead of my symptoms,
which I was willing
to do.”

Moving Forward

Moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis) may never go away, but DUPIXENT may help with your symptoms. While everyone's results may vary, hear our ambassadors' experience with DUPIXENT.

See how DUPIXENT MyWay® helped with copay assistance, provided a personal nurse educator and even assisted in educating the patients about taking DUPIXENT.

With DUPIXENT MyWay, we will tailor a program to fit your situation. Get ongoing, personalized nursing support 24/7; help scheduling monthly prescription refills and deliveries and in-home, in-office or online supplemental injection training.

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Rhonda

“They are a
very good source of
information and support. They
let me know when my shipments are
coming, and they’ve worked with
me on my insurance coverage.
I really feel like they
are advocating
for me.”