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Real Stories

Could you imagine how you’d feel if one day you didn’t feel comfortable with your own skin? All of these
ambassadors found that their moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) could not be well controlled
with topical prescription therapies.

But, they never gave up. They continued to search for treatments, showing perseverance and persistence
until DUPIXENT was presented as an option.

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Britton,
DUPIXENT MyWay®
Patient Ambassador
Individual results may vary.

Watch how Britton faced the challenges of living with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis and found DUPIXENT—and how it led him on his current career path.

Transcript

VO:
In a moment, you’ll hear from Britton about his experience with uncontrolled moderate atopic dermatitis (eczema) and treatment with DUPIXENT® (dupilumab).

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

DUPIXENT is a prescription medicine used to treat people 12 years of age and older with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) that 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 with atopic dermatitis under 12 years of age.

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

BRITTON:
Everybody has to go through something in life. A lot of things are out of our control. But I think these things happen for a reason. I think we face challenges throughout life to make us stronger and to prepare us for the road ahead. That’s how I see my journey with moderate atopic dermatitis.

Growing up, my skin was flaking. My skin was itching. My skin was red. When my atopic dermatitis would flare, it would usually appear above my eyes, in the folds of my arms, and behind my knees, and sometimes on my hands.

Sometimes, other kids would ask why I was wearing long pants or long sleeve shirts in the summertime, and I would just make up excuses. I would just scratch constantly, and the itching was something that I could never satisfy.

Over the years, my mom and I saw specialist after specialist. We tried all kinds of prescription medications: Steroid creams, oral steroids, steroid injections, and antihistamines.

For me, the prescription medications would work well for a short period of time, and then my symptoms would return.

As I grew into adulthood, I took a strong interest in my disease. I would often go online and do research about my condition. I eventually found out that atopic dermatitis is caused in part by inflammation beneath my skin.

It was surprising to learn that the cause was not just on the outside of my skin, that there was a much deeper cause.

I had a real curiosity about my skin. All this research I had been doing, combined with my interest in helping people, really led me into going into medicine. And that’s why now I’m a physician assistant in the emergency room at a local hospital.

One day, I was doing some research, and I came across a medication that was still being tested. It was called dupilumab, and it was an injectable treatment that was hopefully going to help adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis have clearer skin and less itching. I felt hopeful and excited.

After it was approved by the FDA as DUPIXENT, I decided to go see a new dermatologist and talk with her about it. I was wondering if DUPIXENT was an appropriate option for me.

My dermatologist and I talked about the possible benefits and side effects. She told me DUPIXENT including allergic reactions and eye problems.

And we went over the most common side effects, which include injection site reactions, eye and eyelid inflammation, including redness, swelling and itching, and cold sores in your mouth or on your lips. Ultimately, we decided to move forward with treatment.

After I received my prescription, the team at DUPIXENT MyWay reached out to me to explain the process of obtaining the medication, to address any questions or concerns that I may have.

They helped me work with my insurance provider, and without their help and support, I don’t really know how I would have figured everything out.

After starting treatment, I started noticing some changes with my skin. I noticed that the redness and irritation was reduced, and I noticed that the overall texture of my skin was smoother. Slowly, over time, my itching got less and less.

Today, I feel like I can manage my atopic dermatitis symptoms, and that is a huge relief! Of course, this is just my experience, and everyone’s experience with DUPIXENT will be different.

Looking back, I feel like this journey with moderate atopic dermatitis has made me a stronger person. I feel like there is a reason for everything.

Struggling with dry, itchy skin throughout my life has led me to a career in the medical field which allows me to help others. I hope that, through sharing my story, people can realize that our struggles can lead to something positive.

VO:

Jacque,
DUPIXENT MyWay®
Patient Ambassador
Individual results may vary.

Jacque never stopped advocating for herself and searching for a treatment that might help her moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis symptoms. See how that perseverance helped.

Transcript

VO:
In a moment, you’ll hear from Jacque about her experience with uncontrolled severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) and treatment with DUPIXENT® (dupilumab).

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

DUPIXENT is a prescription medicine used to treat people 12 years of age and older with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) that 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 with atopic dermatitis under 12 years of age.

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

Jacque:
I think the word that describes me best is persistent. Persistence means you keep going. You won’t find solutions without persistence.

Some years ago, I noticed a change with my skin. I started noticing a rash. This rash spread all over. I did not know what it was. It reminded me of getting poison oak as a kid. I would get these bumps right under the skin, and I would scratch, and they would turn into a big oozing sore.

This skin condition moved and changed and settled right around my breasts, around the areolas. I had to wear nursing pads because these sores would ooze through my bra onto my clothes.

I was eventually diagnosed with severe atopic dermatitis. Over time, I saw many different doctors, and I tried many different treatments. I kept pushing for an answer.

Looking back, I can see that I was continuously focused on my skin. I was constantly focused on the itching. It was overwhelming.

After many years of struggling with this, I convinced myself that I was being misdiagnosed. A physician sent me to a specialist, and I went through a long battery of tests. I came back with the same diagnosis. This was severe atopic dermatitis. I was getting desperate because I felt like I was running out of options.

And then, one day, my doctor talked to me about DUPIXENT. I’ll admit that I was skeptical in the beginning, but I was willing to learn more. My doctor had read up on DUPIXENT, and she thought it would be a good option for me.

We talked about how my immune system was contributing to the chronic inflammation, and how DUPIXENT helps reduce that inflammation, and how it could potentially help reduce my itching and give me clearer skin.

My doctor sat down with me and my husband. We weighed the potential benefits and risks of DUPIXENT. We decided to go ahead with treatment. We went over what to do if I notice any serious side effects, like allergic reactions or eye problems. We also talked about common side effects, like injection site reactions, eye and eyelid inflammation (including redness, and swelling and itching), and cold sores in your mouth or on your lips.

And we made sure that I was comfortable with the idea of injecting myself every two weeks into different injection sites, per my doctor’s instructions. Once I learned how to selfinject at my doctor’s office, I felt I could handle it.

And I knew I could always get a refresher by reading the DUPIXENT Instructions for Use and watching the self-injection training video on DUPIXENT.com.

I reached out to DUPIXENT MyWay and I’m really glad I did. The DUPIXENT MyWay people were so helpful.

They set me up with my own dedicated nurse, and they answered all my questions about DUPIXENT. They also walked me through the insurance process. The team helped me understand all the forms, and worked with my insurance company, and checked to see if I was eligible for programs to help cover the cost of DUPIXENT, which I really appreciated!

Since starting treatment with DUPIXENT, my skin is clearer, and my itching is greatly reduced. Of course, I can only tell you about my experience. Everybody reacts to medication differently.

When I think about my atopic dermatitis today, it’s in the background of my day. It’s in the background of my mind. Before DUPIXENT, I felt like I had no control over my atopic dermatitis. But now, I feel like I have more control of this chronic condition.

If I could give people with atopic dermatitis some advice, I’d say don’t lose hope. Keep trying. Keep digging. Keep at it until you find that treatment that’s right for you.

Some days, you’re gonna want to quit, and you might say that that day, “I give up.” But don’t quit. Don’t let atopic dermatitis win. You never know when persistence will finally pay off.

VO:

Kristy,
DUPIXENT MyWay®
Patient Ambassador
Individual results may vary.

It took Kristy some time to solve the mystery of what was happening with her skin. Find out how she learned about moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis and DUPIXENT.

Transcript

VO:
In a moment, you’ll hear from Kristy about her experience with uncontrolled severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) and treatment with DUPIXENT® (dupilumab).

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

DUPIXENT is a prescription medicine used to treat people 12 years of age and older with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) that 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 with atopic dermatitis under 12 years of age.

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

Kristy:
My favorite kind of books are mystery novels. I’m a big mystery fan. I like picking up all the clues and solving the puzzle.

Many years ago, I became the subject of my own mystery.

Out of the blue, I started to get these red, scaly patches on my skin.

The patches grew and spread to different parts of my body. These red patches would itch constantly. To me, the itching felt like there were little tiny bugs underneath my skin, and they were just constantly crawling and coming through the skin. I had no clue what it was or what was going on.

I went to a dermatologist. He said it was dermatitis. I began treatment with topical creams and lotions. The itching did not subside. It got progressively worse. I was scratching so badly that I was having open wounds.

I live in a hot climate, and I do a lot outdoors, such as gardening, walking my dogs, and when I would go outside, the sweat on my skin would trigger flare-ups.

Over the years, I would go to several doctors, and it seemed like they were prescribing the same treatments. Whatever I did to manage my skin problem, it never went away. It just continued.

One day, I went to a new doctor that I hadn’t seen before. He examined me and told me I had severe atopic dermatitis. He told me that it was caused in part by chronic inflammation under the skin. I was so relieved to have a diagnosis.

He started me on different therapies that the other doctors had given me, including prescription topical creams. When those were inadequate at managing my atopic dermatitis, he asked if I would be interested in trying DUPIXENT.

We talked about the risk of serious side effects, like allergic reactions or eye problems and what to do if I see signs of these problems.

We also talked about the 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. Ultimately, we decided to move forward with treatment.

My doctor and I had a conversation about the self-injecting–that I would have to do it every other week.

He felt that I could give myself the injections. The training video on DUPIXENT.com helped me a lot. I watched the video several times, and it just reinforced what the doctor had told me.

Prior to my first injection, DUPIXENT MyWay reached out to me, and they helped me set up the shipments for my treatments. And they helped us navigate during a tricky time when my husband and I were between insurance providers. I felt like they treated me as a person and they really cared about me.

After starting treatment with DUPIXENT, I noticed my skin was getting clearer and smoother, and my open sores were able to heal, and my itching was going away.

One day, I noticed I wasn’t constantly itching. I will never forget that time. I felt as though I was solving this mystery of mine, and the clues were coming together, and it was no longer a puzzle. Of course, this is just my experience. Everybody is unique, so someone else’s experience with DUPIXENT will be different.

Today, I’m still on treatment with DUPIXENT according to my doctor’s instructions. I cherish every moment that I’m not bothered by the atopic dermatitis symptoms.

For other adults that are suffering from moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, I would say keep trying until you find the answer you’re looking for. Your skin does not have to be a mystery anymore.

VO:

Sue,
DUPIXENT MyWay®
Patient Ambassador
Individual results may vary.

As a swimmer, Sue suffered problems with her skin caused by moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. Learn how DUPIXENT helped her.

Transcript

VO:

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.

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

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

DUPIXENT is a prescription medicine used to treat people 12 years of age and older with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) that 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 with atopic dermatitis under 12 years of age.

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

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.

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.

My immune system was causing chronic inflammation. DUPIXENT could potentially help reduce my itching and give me clearer skin by reducing this inflammation.

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.

Today, my doctors and I are pleased with my treatment plan and results with DUPIXENT. Of course, everyone’s treatment plan and experience are unique, and results may vary. This is just my experience.

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.

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.

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Patient Ambassador

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Patient Ambassador

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Patient Ambassador

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