INJECTION SUPPORT
CENTER

INJECTION RESOURCES

Being unfamiliar with injections or having questions around taking DUPIXENT is normal. After you've been trained by your healthcare provider, take advantage of our supplemental injection resources. And remember, it is always important to talk to your doctor.

HOW TO INJECT DUPIXENT

  • Talk to your/your child’s doctor, and download the Instructions for Use for information on preparing, injecting, proper storage, and disposal of used DUPIXENT Pre-filled Syringes or Pre-filled Pens.
  • If your doctor decides you/your caregiver can give the DUPIXENT injections, you/your caregiver should receive proper training on preparing and injecting.
  • Do not try and inject DUPIXENT until you’ve been properly trained by your healthcare provider.
  • In teens ages 12 years and older, it’s recommended DUPIXENT be given by or under adult supervision. A caregiver should give DUPIXENT pre-filled syringe to children ages 6-11 years.

Use DUPIXENT exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor will tell you how much DUPIXENT to inject and how often to inject it. DUPIXENT is available as a single-dose in pre-filled syringe (100 mg, 200 mg, or 300 mg) with needle shield, or single-dose pre-filled pen (200 mg or 300 mg) for ages 12+ years.

The caregiver video features a caregiver injecting an adolescent patient. DUPIXENT is not approved for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis under 18 years of age or in a 100 mg or 200 mg dose. The 100 mg dose is also not approved for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis patients.

Select the correct option below to see the supplemental injection training video and download the Instructions for Use.

Watch Supplemental Instructional Injection Videos

FOLLOW THESE INJECTION
BEST PRACTICES

  • Choose a different site each time you inject DUPIXENT
  • Do not inject into skin that is tender, damaged, or bruised, or scarred
  • Always 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
  • Do not rub your skin after the injection

*Please always consult the Instructions for Use for more information

NURSE EDUCATORS CAN OFFER VIRTUAL SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING

DUPIXENT MyWay® Nurse Educators are trained to help provide patients with supplemental injection training online or over the phone with a training kit and practice syringe or practice pen.

To schedule your supplemental training, dial 1‑844‑DUPIXENT (1-844-387-4936), option 1
Monday-Friday, 8 am - 9 pm EST

Additional Injection Support Videos

Watch the videos below to hear real patients' experiences with the injection process, to learn tips if you are feeling uncertain, or to try a mindful breathing technique.

If you find yourself feeling uneasy about injections at any point, it's always best to first consult your healthcare provider.

Real Patients Discuss
Taking Dupixent

VO: DUPIXENT is a prescription medicine used:

  • to treat people aged 6 years 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 6 years of age.
  • with other asthma medicines for the maintenance treatment of moderate-to-severe eosinophilic or oral steroid dependent asthma in people aged 6 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 6 years of age.
  • 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

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 with DUPIXENT including the most common side effects such as injection site reactions, and some serious side effects such as allergic reactions including anaphylaxis, eye problems and inflammation of your blood vessels.

JENNIFER: My doctor explained that I would give myself an injection once every two weeks. And explained to me that it works from within the body, as opposed to the other creams and lotions and things that I was putting on my skin.

ANTHONY: When I heard DUPIXENT was an injection I was concerned on how I would handle injections and doing it myself.

DUPIXENT MyWay sent a nurse to my house to show me how to properly self-inject, because of that, I feel more comfortable.

SUE: I was very grateful for the nurse to come out to my house. I didn’t want to do it the wrong way, but it’s just a learning process.

PAM: My doctor trained my husband and I how to give me the injection. I was a little nervous to give myself an injection, so now my husband gives me the injection.I'm so thankful that I have him to– to do it for me.

DEBBIE: When I first found out that DUPIXENT was an injectable, I was a little leery. My husband went with me to the doctor so that we could both be trained on the proper way to inject it. He did it for several months for me and gave me my injections. My daughter was watching one time and said, “Oh my gosh. Mom, just do it yourself.” So, I did! And I'm just really proud that I could do it because I never thought that I would be a person that could do an injection.

VO:

Feeling Uncertain

VO:

Need help keeping thoughts from getting in your way? You can change your perspective to help stay the course.

When you’re thinking about doing something you consider difficult…or that is just…out of your comfort zone, it’s not uncommon to feel nervous or uneasy.

But…what happens when those feelings lead to thoughts like, “I’ll never be able to do this” or “It’s just too hard?”

Thoughts like these can be overwhelming, and may not be helpful.

In fact, unhelpful thoughts can negatively affect what you’re trying to accomplish…they may even keep you from trying it at all.

So, how can you help keep these thoughts from getting in your way?

Remember that thoughts are not always facts.

If you change how you look at them, you may be able to take their power away.

See if you can do that by changing your perspective and looking at this situation a little differently.

Try to focus on what you are trying to do and why.

What’s the reason for doing it?

Think about another difficult situation you’ve overcome.

How did that situation affect you?

Recognize that you don’t have to take on challenges alone.

Who or what can support you in this situation?

Take time to get familiar with the task at hand.

What resources can you use to help guide you?

Taking this different view might just be what’s needed to help you stay the course and give this thing a try!

Of course, even after you decide to do it, nervous feelings and unhelpful thoughts might still come up…but that’s OK!

Just remind yourself:

Thoughts are not always facts.

And if you can change how you view them, you may be able to change how you feel and help keep yourself on track.

Before long—and with proper training and practice—you can start feeling more confident to tackle the challenge, time and again.

You may even notice that what you saw before as unfamiliar and intimidating might not be as difficult to navigate as you thought.

So…let’s do this!

See if you can change your thoughts to help build your confidence and work toward your goal.

Whenever you are facing a situation that’s making you feel nervous, remember:

You have the power to change your thoughts and look at things from a more encouraging perspective.

  • Remember to keep your reason for doing this in mind to help guide you along the way.
  • Tell yourself that you’ve tackled challenges before. You can do it again.
  • Rely on resources to help you through difficult situations. Feeling supported can build confidence.
  • Focus on what you want to accomplish and what you hope to gain.

Watch this video whenever you need a reminder of how you already have and can continue to tackle new challenges.

Have questions? Call a DUPIXENT MyWay® Nurse Educator at 1-844-DUPIXENT (1-844-387-4936), option 1.

Mindful Breathing

Let’s take a second to get situated before we begin our breathing exercise.

Find a spot where you can be still and quiet. Get into a comfortable position. This can be seated, standing, or laying down. Pause for just a moment before you begin.

Now, close your eyes and settle your mind.

Focus on your body relaxing as you settle into position. Relax your muscles; start with your toes, work upward to your arms and then your head. Transition your focus to your breath.

Slowly take a deep breath. Let your stomach expand [pause], and now your rib cage, and your chest. Pause for just a moment.

Exhale at the same pace as the inhale. Allow the breath to come steadily out of your nose until your lungs are completely empty.

Pay attention when you breathe in. First your stomach rises, then your rib cage, finally your chest. Notice each of them fall as you breathe out: chest, rib cage, stomach.

Feel your body respond as you continue to breathe.

This can be done for as long as you like. You can repeat this any time you are feeling anxious to help calm yourself.

STAY ON TRACK WITH DUPIXENT

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