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Treating Uncontrolled Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyposis

DUPIXENT targets a source of underlying inflammation that plays a major role in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP).

Here Are Some Things to Know About DUPIXENT

DUPIXENT targets a source of underlying inflammation that plays a major role in CRSwNP.

DUPIXENT is not a steroid.

Talk to your doctor about DUPIXENT.

The most common side effects in CRSwNP patients include injection site reactions, eye and eyelid inflammation, including redness, swelling and itching, high count of certain white blood cells (eosinophilia), trouble sleeping (insomnia), toothache, gastritis, and joint pain (arthralgia).

Talk to Your Doctor About DUPIXENT

It's always a great idea to contact your healthcare provider for more information. Use your Doctor Discussion Guide for assistance.

Talk to your doctor and download the detailed Instructions for Use for information on how to prepare and inject DUPIXENT and how to properly store and dispose of used DUPIXENT Pre-filled Syringes. If your doctor decides that you or your caregiver can give the injections of DUPIXENT, you or your caregiver should receive training on the right way to prepare and inject DUPIXENT. Do not try to inject DUPIXENT until you have been shown the right way by your doctor.

Watch How to
Take DUPIXENT

Use DUPIXENT exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. The recommended dose for adults with uncontrolled CRSwNP is 300 mg every 2 weeks. DUPIXENT comes as a single-dose pre-filled syringe with needle shield. DUPIXENT is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous) into different injection sites.

Watch the video for a supplemental demonstration on how to use and dispose of DUPIXENT.

Transcript

Hi there. I'm Laura.

Today I'm going to show you how to properly self-inject a dose of DUPIXENT (dupilumab).

You've already learned how to self-inject with your healthcare provider.

I'm here to guide your first at-home experience.

When I first started self-injections, I found syringes really intimidating. I've gotten better at the process since then, so I want to share those steps with you today.

I'll show you: what supplies to gather, how to prep the injection area, and how to inject the dose and discard your used syringe.

If you haven't yet read the instructions for use located in your treatment packaging, pause the video and take a look.

I found it helpful to understand the plunger, syringe body, and needle cap before handling the syringe itself.

Contact your healthcare provider or the DUPIXENT MyWay Hotline with any questions. It's time for me to take my DUPIXENT injection. Feel free to watch me and follow along as I self-inject. Take your medication out of the refrigerator. Never freeze your syringe.

Remove the syringe by holding the middle of the syringe body.

Do not use the syringe if it has been dropped on a hard surface or is damaged.

Do not pull off the needle cap or touch the plunger rod until you are ready to inject.

Do not pull back on the plunger rod at any time. Keep DUPIXENT syringes and all medicines out of the reach of children.

If you have an unused syringe, return it to the refrigerator in the original carton to protect it from light.

Your DUPIXENT pre-filled syringe may appear different than what I am using in this video, based on the prescribed dose. If you have questions about the dosage prescribed to you, please contact your healthcare provider.

Check the label to make sure the medication inside is correct and the expiration date has not passed. If it isn't right, contact your pharmacy.

You may see an air bubble, this is normal. Do not try to get rid of any air bubbles.

The liquid inside should be clear, and colorless to pale yellow.

Do not use the syringe if the liquid is discolored or cloudy, or if it contains visible flakes or particles. Throw away, dispose of, the used DUPIXENT single- dose pre-filled syringe right away after use.

If you have any questions about whether the syringe is okay to use, please call the DUPIXENT MyWay Hotline or your healthcare provider.

Lay the syringe on a flat surface and let it naturally warm to room temperature.

The recommended warming time for the 200mg syringe is 30 minutes, and for the 300mg syringe, it's 45 minutes.

Do not heat the syringe. Do not put the syringe into direct sunlight.

Do not keep DUPIXENT at room temperature for more than 14 days. Throw away, dispose of, any syringe that has been left at room temperature for longer than 14 days.

Do not shake the syringe. While you wait, gather the additional materials necessary to self-inject.

You need one cotton ball or gauze, one alcohol wipe, and a puncture resistant Sharps Disposal Container.

If you don't have a Sharps Disposal Container, call a DUPIXENT MyWay representative to request a complimentary Sharps Disposal Container.

Now, take your supplies to an area where you can sit comfortably. When you are ready to get started, wash your hands thoroughly.

Choose your injection site. Both the stomach and thigh are acceptable, except for the two inches around your belly button.

If a caregiver gives you the injection, the outer area of the upper arm is also an option. The person giving the injection should follow the same preparation procedure.

Be sure to choose a different site each time you inject DUPIXENT.

Do not inject through clothes.

Do not inject into skin that is tender, damaged or is bruised or scarred.

Clean your skin with the alcohol wipe.

Do not touch the injection site again or blow on it before the injection. Let your skin dry before injection.

Hold the DUPIXENT syringe in the middle of the Syringe Body with the Needle pointing away from you and carefully remove the cap from the syringe.

Do not use if the needle cap is missing or not securely attached.

Do not put the needle cap back on.

Do not touch the needle. Inject the medicine right away after removing the Needle cap.

Pinch a fold of skin at the injection site. Pinching your skin helps the medicine go into a fatty layer, just below the skin, and not into the muscle.

Take a deep breath.

Continue to pinch, as you insert the needle completely at about a 45° angle.

Relax your pinch.

Push the plunger down slowly and steadily as far as it will go, until the syringe is empty.

You will feel some resistance. This is normal.

Lift your thumb to release the Plunger Rod until the Needle is covered by the Needle Shield and then remove the Syringe from the injection site.

Lightly press a cotton ball or gauze on the injection site if you see any blood. Do not put the needle cap back on. Do not rub your skin after the injection.

You can also cover the site with a bandage.

Put your used Needles, DUPIXENT Syringes, and Needle Caps in a FDA-cleared Sharps Disposal Container right away after Use.

Do not dispose of needles, DUPIXENT Syringes, and Needle Caps in your household trash.

Follow your local guidelines and ask your healthcare provider for the appropriate way to dispose of the container once it is full.

Do not recycle your used Sharps Disposal Container. Do not reuse the syringe.

If you would like to practice before doing the actual injection and you have received the DUPIXENT training kit from your doctor's office, you can practice the 45° injection angle with your training syringe and the angle aid, and you could always watch the video again.

Remember, do not use the angle-aid to administer an actual injection. Narration - On Camera Ending Be sure to keep track of your injection date and site.

Thank you for joining me today. Remember, you can re-watch this video as often as you like to refresh your memory.

Contact your healthcare provider or the DUPIXENT MyWay Hotline with any questions or concerns.

Important Safety Information and Indications

Do not use if you are allergic to dupilumab or to any of the ingredients in DUPIXENT®.

Before using DUPIXENT, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have eye problems.
  • have a parasitic (helminth) infection.
  • are taking oral, topical, or inhaled corticosteroid medicines. Do not stop taking your corticosteroid medicines unless instructed by your healthcare provider. This may cause other symptoms that were controlled by the corticosteroid medicine to come back.
  • are scheduled to receive any vaccinations. You should not receive a “live vaccine” if you are treated with DUPIXENT.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known whether DUPIXENT will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known whether DUPIXENT passes into your breast milk.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. If you are taking asthma medicines, do not change or stop your asthma medicine without talking to your healthcare provider.

DUPIXENT can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Allergic reactions (hypersensitivity), including a severe reaction known as anaphylaxis. Stop using DUPIXENT and tell your healthcare provider or get emergency help right away if you get any of the following symptoms: breathing problems, fever, general ill feeling, swollen lymph nodes, swelling of the face, mouth and tongue, hives, itching, fainting, dizziness, feeling lightheaded (low blood pressure), joint pain, or skin rash.
  • Eye problems. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any new or worsening eye problems, including eye pain or changes in vision.
  • 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 healthcare provider right away if you have: rash, shortness of breath, persistent fever, chest pain, or a feeling of pins and needles or numbness of your arms or legs.

The most common side effects include:

  • Atopic dermatitis: injection site reactions, eye and eyelid inflammation, including redness, swelling, and itching, and cold sores in your mouth or on your lips.
  • Asthma: injection site reactions, pain in the throat (oropharyngeal pain), and high count of a certain white blood cell (eosinophilia).
  • Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis: injection site reactions, eye and eyelid inflammation, including redness, swelling, and itching, high count of a certain white blood cell (eosinophilia), trouble sleeping (insomnia), toothache, gastritis, and joint pain (arthralgia).

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of DUPIXENT. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Use DUPIXENT exactly as prescribed. DUPIXENT is an injection given under the skin (subcutaneous injection). If your healthcare provider decides that you or a caregiver can give DUPIXENT injections, you or your caregiver should receive training on the right way to prepare and inject DUPIXENT. Do not try to inject DUPIXENT until you have been shown the right way by your healthcare provider. In children 12 years of age and older, it is recommended that DUPIXENT be administered by or under supervision of an adult.

Indications

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.
  • with other asthma medicines for the maintenance treatment of moderate-to-severe 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.
  • with other medicines to treat chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis in adults whose disease is not controlled. It is not known if DUPIXENT is safe and effective in children with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis under 18 years of age.

Please see accompanying full Prescribing Information including Patient Information.

Learn about DUPIXENT MyWay® and enroll in the program with your healthcare provider.