ARE YOUR NASAL POLYPS
Have you experienced any of the below with
your nasal polyps?
Does any of this sound familiar?Yes, it Does
DUPIXENT MAY BE AN OPTION FOR YOU
If you don't feel like your condition is controlled, take the opportunity to learn more about DUPIXENT and fill out our doctor discussion guide to talk with your doctor about whether DUPIXENT is an option for you.
Also, be sure to visit the Results With DUPIXENT page to see the efficacy and safety found in 2 clinical trials.View the Results
Taking A Biologic
Still unsure about taking a biologic? Hear from a
DUPIXENT patient who also had her doubts, but after
talking with her doctor decided to give it a try.
Hi, I’m Kathy.
When my doctor encouraged me to try a biologic treatment for my uncontrolled nasal polyps, I was hesitant.
I don’t know... There was something about the idea of a “biologic” that seemed weird to me. I didn’t understand what it was or how it would work inside my body.
I had tried multiple prescription treatments—steroids, pills, nasal sprays. I’d even had surgery. Those options made more sense to me.
A biologic was something different and unfamiliar.
Still, I knew I needed to control my nasal polyps. I talked to my doctor about biologics and did some research, and I eventually came around.
I learned that a biologic can target underlying sources of inflammation, like the kind that causes my nasal polyps.
I talked with my doctor, and he reassured me that he had other patients on biologic treatments who had seen positive results and thought I might as well.
That made me feel more at ease.
At the end of the day, I decided to move forward with adding a biologic treatment.
And, in my case, that treatment was DUPIXENT.
Before I started DUPIXENT, I told my doctor about all the medical conditions I had and medications I was taking.
My doctor and I talked about the potential benefits and risks of treatment, including the most common side effects such as injection site reactions, and some serious side effects including allergic reactions that can sometimes be severe, eye problems, inflammation of your blood vessels, and joint aches and pain.
I’m happy to say that with DUPIXENT my nasal polyps are under control.
Looking back, I wish I would have started treatment sooner!
My advice? Do your homework, talk to your doctor, and see if DUPIXENT is right for you.
Thanks for watching!
Important Safety Information and Indication
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 scheduled to receive any vaccinations. You should not receive a “live vaccine” right before and during treatment 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.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you are taking oral, topical, or inhaled corticosteroid medicines or if you have CRSwNP and asthma and use an asthma medicine. 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 or other asthma medicine to come back.
DUPIXENT can cause serious side effects, including:
- Allergic reactions. DUPIXENT can cause allergic reactions that can sometimes be severe. Stop using DUPIXENT and tell your healthcare provider or get emergency help right away if you get any of the following signs or symptoms: breathing problems or wheezing, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat, fainting, dizziness, feeling lightheaded, fast pulse, fever, hives, joint pain, general ill feeling, itching, skin rash, swollen lymph nodes, nausea or vomiting, or cramps in your stomach-area.
- Eye problems. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any new or worsening eye problems, including eye pain or changes in vision, such as blurred vision. Your healthcare provider may send you to an ophthalmologist for an eye exam if needed.
- 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, chest pain, worsening shortness of breath, or a feeling of pins and needles or numbness of your arms or legs, or persistent fever.
- Joint aches and pain. Some people who use DUPIXENT have had trouble walking or moving due to their joint symptoms, and in some cases needed to be hospitalized. Tell your healthcare provider about any new or worsening joint symptoms. Your healthcare provider may stop DUPIXENT if you develop joint symptoms.
The most common side effects in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis include injection site reactions, eye and eyelid inflammation, including redness, swelling, and itching, sometimes with blurred vision, 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 by your healthcare provider. It’s an injection given under the skin (subcutaneous injection). Your healthcare provider will decide if you or your caregiver can inject DUPIXENT. Do not try to prepare and inject DUPIXENT until you or your caregiver have been trained by your healthcare provider.
DUPIXENT is a prescription medicine used with other medicines for the maintenance treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) 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.
FIND A SPECIALIST WHO TREATS NASAL POLYPS
Use this Healthgrades™ tool to easily find nearby specialists with experience in treating adults with uncontrolled chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP).
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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