Dupixent is used to treat adults and adolescents 12 years and older with moderate-to-severe atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) who are candidates for systemic therapy. This medicine contains the active substance dupilumab.
Uncontrolled moderate-to-severe atopic eczema is an immune system disorder that causes excess inflammation in the skin, which results, for example, in itching and skin redness. This medicine targets part of your immune system, whose activity leads to manifestations of atopic dermatitis.
More specifically, this medicine works to block cells that cause inflammation from communicating with each other, thus helping to relieve both the signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date that is stated on the label and carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store in a refrigerator (2°C to 8°C). If necessary, pre-filled syringes or pens may be kept at room temperature up to 25°C for a maximum of 14 days. Do not store above 25°C. Do not freeze. If you need to permanently remove the carton from the refrigerator, write down the date of removal in the space provided on the outer carton, and use Dupixent within 14 days.
Store in the original carton to protect from light.
Do not use this medicine if you notice that the medicine is cloudy, discoloured, or has particles in it. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your healthcare professional to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
It is important to keep your treatment in mind when you are planning your trip so that you continue to take Dupixent exactly as directed by your healthcare professional. Please contact your healthcare professional before you travel.