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Dupixent – Usage, Side Effects and Dosage

What Is Dupixent?

Dupixent is the brand name for dupilumab, the first injectable medication approved by the FDA for treating eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. It is often prescribed for those people who are at least 6 years old. The doctor may inject the medication subcutaneously in the lower abdomen or thigh every 2 weeks. Dupixent can be used on its own or combined with topical steroid therapies. In addition, the medication can also help those people with severe asthma or the elderly who need to control their asthma attacks. Some individuals with chronic rhinosinusitis can benefit from Dupixent as well. [1]

Dupilumab is the active ingredient in Dupixent. This is a biologic medication, meaning that it is produced from parts of certain living organisms. Dupixent is available as a liquid solution contained in a prefilled pen or syringe. There are two strength levels: 200 mg/1.14 mL and 300 mg/2 mL. The doctor may inject it subcutaneously under the skin. For the first time, you should receive an injection at the doctor’s office. Once you have learned the necessary steps, you can do it at home. [2]