About Dupixent

What is
Dupixent for?

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.

Beneath the
Skin

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.


How to Store and Handle Dupixent

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.

Travelling With Dupixent

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.


General Tips

  • Make sure you have enough of this medicine to last your entire trip. Take an extra prescription for Dupixent in case you lose your medication or it becomes damaged.
  • Make sure your injection schedule is marked on your calendar or programmed into your smartphone prior to your trip so you can take your medicine on time.
  • Pack an adequate supply of alcohol wipes, cotton gauze, and a puncture-resistant container.

Refrigerating Dupixent When Travelling

  • Because this medicine requires storage in a refrigerator (2–8°C), ensure you have access to refrigeration during your travels.
  • Use an insulated storage pack with cold packs to keep this medicine between 2–8°C prior to putting it in a refrigerator on an aeroplane (for example, getting to the airport, waiting to board the flight).
  • Consider bringing a thermometer so you can verify the temperature is kept at 2–8°C.
  • Dupixent must not be frozen. Store this medicine away from the freezer section and avoid contact with ice.
  • Keep in mind that this medicine can be stored at room temperature (25°C) for a single maximum period of 14 days. If you do not use it within 14 days, you must discard it.
  • If you're planning on travelling, please speak to your healthcare professional or homecare company for additional advice.

Handling Dupixent When Travelling by Plane

  • Let your airline know you will need to keep your medication refrigerated before, during, and after your flights. You will also need to arrange insulated cold pack storage as needed.
  • Pack your medicine in your carry-on baggage to avoid possible loss in the event your checked baggage gets lost or damaged.
  • Liquid prescription medications are exempt from the onboard liquid restrictions in some countries, but you will still need to declare them during security screening.
  • Keep this medicine in its original packaging with its pharmacy label and your name. This can help airport security verify the product as your prescription medication and its requirement for refrigerated storage. It will also protect it from light.
  • Alcohol wipes may be easier to transport than rubbing alcohol, since you will need to declare rubbing alcohol at airport security.
  • Consider calling your airport well in advance of your trip, if you have questions about local regulations.

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