It is now known that nasal polyps may be caused by an underlying inflammation called type 2 inflammation.
While surgery removes nasal polyps and improves symptoms, surgery may not treat an underlying cause of nasal polyps, which means nasal polyps may grow back and you could need surgery again.
If you don't feel like your condition is controlled, take the opportunity to learn more about DUPIXENT and fill out our 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 what benefits were found in 2 clinical trials.View the Results
Have you experienced any of the below with
your nasal polyps?
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.
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.
Important Safety Information
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.
Individual results with DUPIXENT may vary.
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 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, 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!