Frequently Asked Questions

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To help you understand uncontrolled moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis) and how DUPIXENT may help treat it, we’ve provided answers to the most common questions. As always, be sure to ask your doctor any additional questions you may have.



DUPIXENT is the first biologic medication approved by the FDA for adults with moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis) who are not well controlled with prescription therapies used on the skin (topical), or who cannot use topical therapies. DUPIXENT is not a steroid and can be taken with or without topical corticosteroids. It is not known if DUPIXENT is safe and effective in children.

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Do not use DUPIXENT 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.
  • 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 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.

  • 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.
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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.


  • DUPIXENT is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection) at different injection sites. Do not try to inject DUPIXENT until you have been shown the right way by your healthcare provider.
  • The recommended dose of DUPIXENT for adult patients is an initial dose of 600 mg (two 300 mg injections), followed by 300 mg given every other week.
  • Talk to your healthcare professional and 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 prior to taking the drug.

Watch this video to learn how to administer DUPIXENT.

DUPIXENT can be injected into the thigh, stomach (except for the 2 inches around the belly button) or outer area of the upper arm (if caregiver injects). A different site should be chosen each time DUPIXENT is injected.

  • Follow your healthcare provider's instructions and read the Instructions for Use for full details on preparation, administration and disposal of your injection.

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For more information about DUPIXENT support and services, you can enroll in DUPIXENT MyWay®, a program that can provide:

  • Tips and tools to help with your uncontrolled moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis).
  • Additional injection training. Your doctor will show you the proper procedure first and decide whether you can self-inject.
  • Financial support for eligible commercially insured patients.
  • Assistance with insurance questions.
  • Assistance locating a pharmacy that can dispense your DUPIXENT prescription.

Sign up or call a support coordinator at 1-844-DUPIXENT (1-844-387-4936) to learn more.

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Certain retail pharmacies or specialty pharmacies can fill your prescription. These pharmacies can:

  • Coordinate directly with your doctor.
  • Manage the handling and service requirements of specialty drugs.
  • Ship your medication directly to your home in a special cooler, to help make sure the correct temperature is maintained through the process.
  • Stay in contact with you and your doctor throughout the treatment.

Notify your pharmacy. In fact, when you take medications that require refills regularly over time, it’s always good to periodically check that your pharmacy has your most up-to-date insurance information on file. This can help you avoid potential delays in getting your prescription.

Contact 1-844-DUPIXENT (1-844-387-4936) to speak to a DUPIXENT MyWay® Nurse Educator if you have additional questions.