DUPIXENT IS THE ONLY DUAL INHIBITOR OF IL-4 AND IL-13
SIGNALING, ADDRESSING TWO KEY SOURCES OF
TYPE 2 INFLAMMATION IN ASTHMA.1
The mechanism of action of dupilumab in asthma
has not been definitively established.1
aWith DUPIXENT 300 mg + SOC (n=64) vs placebo + SOC (n=68) in annualized rate of severe exacerbations through Week 24 in patients with baseline blood eosinophils
≥300 cells/μL (Trial 1, secondary endpoint).
bAt Week 52 with DUPIXENT 300 mg + SOC (n=277) vs 230 mL improvement with placebo + SOC (n=142) in patients with baseline blood eosinophils ≥300 cells/μL (Trial 2, secondary endpoint).
cAt Week 24 with DUPIXENT 300 mg + SOC (n=103) vs 68% with placebo + SOC (n=107) (Trial 3, ITT population).
EOS, eosinophils; ITT, intention-to-treat; OCS, oral corticosteroid; SOC, standard of care.
DUPIXENT is a dual inhibitor of IL‑4 and IL-13 signaling, impacting 2 of the sources that mediate allergic and eosinophilic inflammation.1Explore the MOA
The mechanism of action of dupilumab in asthma has not been definitively established.1
Work with your patients to decide how to administer DUPIXENT: either administer at home or you administer in the office.1See Dosing and Administration
A patient or caregiver may inject DUPIXENT after training in subcutaneous injection technique.1
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for 99% of OCS-dependent asthma patients who are commercially insured4
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Information and Indication
CONTRAINDICATION: DUPIXENT is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to dupilumab or any of its excipients.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Hypersensitivity: Hypersensitivity reactions, including generalized urticaria, rash, erythema nodosum, erythema multiforme, anaphylaxis, and serum sickness or serum sickness-like reactions, were reported in <1% of subjects who received DUPIXENT in clinical trials. If a clinically significant hypersensitivity reaction occurs, institute appropriate therapy and discontinue DUPIXENT.
Eosinophilic Conditions: Patients being treated for asthma may present with serious systemic eosinophilia sometimes presenting with clinical features of eosinophilic pneumonia or vasculitis consistent with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), conditions which are often treated with systemic corticosteroid therapy. These events may be associated with the reduction of oral corticosteroid therapy. Physicians should be alert to vasculitic rash, worsening pulmonary symptoms, cardiac complications, and/or neuropathy presenting in their patients with eosinophilia. Cases of eosinophilic pneumonia were reported in adult patients who participated in the asthma development program and cases of vasculitis consistent with EGPA have been reported with DUPIXENT in adult patients who participated in the asthma development program as well as in adult patients with co-morbid asthma in the chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis development program. A causal association between DUPIXENT and these conditions has not been established.
Acute Asthma Symptoms or Deteriorating Disease: Do not use DUPIXENT to treat acute asthma symptoms, acute exacerbations, acute bronchospasm or status asthmaticus. Patients should seek medical advice if their asthma remains uncontrolled or worsens after initiation of DUPIXENT.
Risk Associated with Abrupt Reduction of Corticosteroid Dosage: Do not discontinue systemic, topical, or inhaled corticosteroids abruptly upon initiation with DUPIXENT. Reductions in corticosteroid dose, if appropriate, should be gradual and performed under the direct supervision of a physician. Reduction in corticosteroid dose may be associated with systemic withdrawal symptoms and/or unmask conditions previously suppressed by systemic corticosteroid therapy.
Parasitic (Helminth) Infections: It is unknown if DUPIXENT will influence the immune response against helminth infections. Treat patients with pre-existing helminth infections before initiating therapy with DUPIXENT. If patients become infected while receiving treatment with DUPIXENT and do not respond to anti-helminth treatment, discontinue treatment with DUPIXENT until the infection resolves. Helminth infections (5 cases of enterobiasis and 1 case of ascariasis) were reported in pediatric patients 6 to 11 years old in the pediatric asthma development program.
ADVERSE REACTIONS: The most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥1%) in patients with asthma are injection site reactions, oropharyngeal pain, and eosinophilia.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Avoid use of live vaccines in patients treated with DUPIXENT.
USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
Please see accompanying full Prescribing Information
DUPIXENT is indicated as an add-on maintenance treatment of patients 6 years and older with moderate-to-severe asthma characterized by an eosinophilic phenotype or with oral corticosteroid dependent asthma. Limitation of Use: DUPIXENT is not indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm or status asthmaticus.