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
FOLLOW THESE INJECTION
- Choose a different site each time you inject DUPIXENT
- Do not inject into skin that is tender, damaged, or is 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 either online, over the phone, or in-person with a training kit and practice syringe or practice pen.
1-844-DUPIXENT (1-844-387-4936), option 1
Monday-Friday, 8 am - 9 pm EST
Testimonials, Tips, and Breathing Techniques
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 adults and children 6 months of age 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 months of age.
- with other asthma medicines for the maintenance treatment of moderate-to-severe eosinophilic or oral steroid dependent asthma in adults and children 6 years of age 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.
- to treat adults and children 12 years of age and older, who weigh at least 88 pounds (40 kg), with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). It is not known if DUPIXENT is safe and effective in children with eosinophilic esophagitis under 12 years of age and who weigh at least 88 pounds (40 kg).
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 may vary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Important Safety Information
Do not use 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.
- are scheduled to receive any vaccinations. You should not receive a “live vaccine” right before and during treatment 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 the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you are taking oral, topical, or inhaled corticosteroid medicines; have asthma and use an asthma medicine; or have atopic dermatitis, chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis, eosinophilic esophagitis and also have asthma. Do not change or stop your corticosteroid medicine or other asthma medicine without talking to your healthcare provider. This may cause other symptoms that were controlled by the corticosteroid medicine or other asthma medicine to come back.
DUPIXENT can cause serious side effects, including:
- Allergic reactions. DUPIXENT can cause allergic reactions that can sometimes be severe. Stop using DUPIXENT and tell your healthcare provider or get emergency help right away if you get any of the following signs or symptoms: breathing problems or wheezing, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat, fainting, dizziness, feeling lightheaded, fast pulse, fever, hives, joint pain, general ill feeling, itching, skin rash, swollen lymph nodes, nausea or vomiting, or cramps in your stomach-area.
- Eye problems. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any new or worsening eye problems, including eye pain or changes in vision, such as blurred vision. Your healthcare provider may send you to an ophthalmologist for an exam if needed.
- Inflammation of your blood vessels. Rarely, this can happen in people with asthma who receive DUPIXENT. This may happen in people who also take a steroid medicine by mouth that is being stopped or the dose is being lowered. It is not known whether this is caused by DUPIXENT. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have: rash, chest pain, worsening shortness of breath, a feeling of pins and needles or numbness of your arms or legs, or persistent fever.
- Joint aches and pain. Some people who use DUPIXENT have had trouble walking or moving due to their joint symptoms, and in some cases needed to be hospitalized. Tell your healthcare provider about any new or worsening joint symptoms. Your healthcare provider may stop DUPIXENT if you develop joint symptoms.
The most common side effects include:
- Atopic dermatitis: injection site reactions, eye and eyelid inflammation, including redness, swelling, and itching, sometimes with blurred vision, cold sores in your mouth or on your lips, and high count of a certain white blood cell (eosinophilia).
- Asthma: injection site reactions, pain in the throat (oropharyngeal pain), high count of a certain white blood cell (eosinophilia), and parasitic (helminth) infections.
- Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis: injection site reactions, eye and eyelid inflammation, including redness, swelling, and itching, sometimes with blurred vision, high count of a certain white blood cell (eosinophilia), trouble sleeping (insomnia), toothache, gastritis, and joint pain (arthralgia).
- Eosinophilic esophagitis: injection site reactions, upper respiratory tract infections, cold sores in your mouth or on your lips, and joint pain (arthralgia).
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of DUPIXENT. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Use DUPIXENT exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. It’s an injection given under the skin (subcutaneous injection). Your healthcare provider will decide if you or your caregiver can inject DUPIXENT. Do not try to prepare and inject DUPIXENT until you or your caregiver have been trained by your healthcare provider. In children 12 years of age and older, it’s recommended DUPIXENT be administered by or under supervision of an adult. In children under 12 years of age, DUPIXENT should be given by a caregiver.
Please see adjacent links for full Prescribing Information including Patient Information.
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.
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.
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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