What do I need to know about dupilumab/Dupixent®

Why is dupilumab prescribed?

Editor’s Note:

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Dupilumab injection is used to treat the symptoms of eczema (atopic dermatitis; a skin disease that causes the skin to be dry and itchy and to sometimes develop red, scaly rashes) in adults who cannot use other medications for their condition or whose eczema has not responded to other medications.

Dupilumab injection is in a class of medications called monoclonal antibodies. It works by stopping the action of certain substances in the body that cause the symptoms of eczema.

Brand Name: Dupixent

Click HERE to learn more about dupilumabat MedlinePlus (U.S. Library of Medicine)

Other resources include the following:

✽  Huffington Post (July 10.2106): New Drug Offers Hope To Millions With severe eczema

✽  Dupilumab website © 2019 Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.