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Frequently Asked Questions

About DUPIXENT

With a prescription from your doctor for DUPIXENT, you can help treat your uncontrolled moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis) with a new type of injectable medication.

DUPIXENT treats moderate-to-severe eczema that is not well controlled with prescription therapies used on the skin (topical), or who cannot use topical therapies.

What is DUPIXENT?

DUPIXENT is an injectable prescription medicine used to treat adult patients (18 years of age and older) with moderate-to-severe 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. DUPIXENT is not a steroid, and can be taken alone or with topical corticosteroids.

Injectable
Treats Uncontrolled
Moderate-to-Severe
Eczema

Who should not use DUPIXENT?

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

What should I tell my healthcare provider before using DUPIXENT?

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

  • Have eye problems
  • Have a parasitic (helminth) infection
  • Have asthma
  • 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 you or 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 of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines you are using or plan to use, including vitamins or herbal supplements. If you have asthma and are taking asthma medicines, do not change or stop your asthma medicine without talking to your healthcare provider.

How should I use
DUPIXENT?

See the detailed Instructions for Use
that comes with DUPIXENT for
information on how to prepare and
inject DUPIXENT and how to properly
store and throw away (dispose of)
used DUPIXENT pre-filled syringes.

  • Use DUPIXENT exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider
  • DUPIXENT comes as a single-dose pre-filled syringe with needle shield.
  • DUPIXENT is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection).
  • If your healthcare provider decides that you or a 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 healthcare provider
  • If you miss a dose of DUPIXENT, give the injection within 7 days from the missed dose, then continue with the original schedule. If the missed dose is not given within 7 days, wait until the next scheduled dose to give your DUPIXENT injection.
  • If you inject more DUPIXENT than prescribed, talk to your healthcare provider right away.
  • Your healthcare provider may prescribe other topical medicines to use with DUPIXENT. Use the other prescribed topical medicines exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to.
  • Watch this video to learn how to administer DUPIXENT.

What type of results were seen with DUPIXENT?

  • The effectiveness of DUPIXENT has been studied in three well-controlled medical studies with approximately 2,100 adults with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe eczema.
  • Patients enrolled in these studies were not well controlled with prescription therapies used on the skin (topical), or who could not use topical therapies.
  • DUPIXENT was shown to be effective in these studies when taken alone and when taken with topical corticosteroids.

What are possible side effects of DUPIXENT?

DUPIXENT can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Allergic reactions. Stop using DUPIXENT and go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you get any of the following symptoms:
    • fever
    • general ill feeling
    • swollen lymph nodes
    • hives
    • itching
    • joint pain
    • skin rash
     
  • Eye problems. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any new or worsening eye problems, including eye pain or changes in vision.

The most common side effects of DUPIXENT include:

  • injection site reactions
  • eye and eyelid inflammation, including redness, swelling and itching
  • cold sores in your mouth or on your lips

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all of the possible side effects of DUPIXENT.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Ask Your Doctor

Your Best Resource

While this website has information about DUPIXENT and can help guide you to additional resources, your doctor is always the best source of information. Be sure to consult your doctor with any questions you may have about DUPIXENT or your moderate-to-severe eczema.

Health information contained herein is provided for general educational purposes only. Your doctor is the single best source of information regarding your health. Please consult your doctor if you have any questions about your health or treatment.

 

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