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Dupixent Pre-filled Syringe 

Generic name: Dupilumab
Brand Names: Dupixent Syringe, Dupixent Pen
Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

What is Dupixent Pre-filled Syringe?

Dupixent Syringe can be used to treat mild to moderate eczema in adults and children aged 6 months or older (atopic dermatitis), which cannot be controlled by topical medications applied to the skin. Dupixent Syringe Pre-filled is also used to treat moderate to severe asthma in adults and children aged 6 and older, along with other medications. Dupixent Syringe Pre-filled is only used in adults for the treatment of a condition known as chronic rhinosinusitis, which is characterized by long-term inflammation of the sinuses and is often associated with polyps on the nose. Dupixent Syringe Pre-filled is used for the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis among adults and children aged 12 and older who weigh at least 88 pounds. Dupixent syringes are also used for treating prurigo nodularis among adults. Dupixent pre-filled syringes can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effect of Dupixent Pre-filled Syringe

If you experience any of the following: itching, hives, rash, or swelling; joint pain; feeling lightheaded; difficulty breathing; or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat,

Dupixent syringes can cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • New or worsening pain or discomfort in the eye;
  • Vision changes
  • Watery eyes
  • Fast pulse
  • Stomach cramps;
  • Feeling that something is in your eye.
  • Blood vessel inflammation: fever, chest pains, difficulty breathing, skin rash, or numbness in the arms and legs

Side effects that may occur from dupixent syringe pre-filling include:

  • Pain, swelling, irritation, or burning where an injection is given.
  • Blood vessel inflammation;
  • Redness of the eyelids; or, itching and puffy eyelids
  • Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea;
  • Sore throat
  • Toothache
  • Sleep problems (insomnia);
  • Cold symptoms like stuffy noses, sneezing, and sore throats;
  • Itching, tingling, or burning pains in the thigh, lower back, or skin
  • Joint or muscular pain
  • Cold sores on the lips or in the mouth.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.


Do not use it other than as directed. Inform your doctor of any other medications you are taking or if you have allergies or other medical conditions.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to Dupixent Prefilled Syringe, do not use it. Dupixent Syringe Pre-filled should not be administered to children younger than six years of age to treat asthma or eczema. Children younger than six months old must weigh at least 40 kilograms (88 pounds) and older than 12 years to treat eosinophilic esophagitis.

Provide information to your doctor regarding any of the following:

  • Eye problems
  • A parasite is an infection, such as tapeworms or roundworms.
  • If you have a scheduled vaccination,

Tell your doctor that you have asthma if you are using Dupixent Prefilled Syringes to treat eczema, chronic rhinosinusitis, or nasal polyposis. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing. You may find your name on a registry for pregnant women to monitor the effects of Dupilumab.

How to take Dupixent Pre-filled Syringe?

Read all instructions or guides that come with your medication and follow all instructions on the label. Follow the directions on the label. Dupixent Syringe Pre-filled is not an asthma attack rescue medicine. Only use fast-acting inhalation medicines for an attack. If your breathing problems worsen quickly or you feel that your asthma medication is not working, seek medical attention. Dupixent prefilled syringes are injected into the skin once every 2 to 4 weeks. You may need to give your first dose in two injections. You may be taught how to use your medication properly by a healthcare provider.Read and follow all instructions that accompany your medication carefully, if there are any you don't understand speak to either your pharmacist or physician for clarification. If needed seek professional assistance. Prefilled syringes or injection pens should never be shaken prior to using. Wait until your preparedness to administer an injection before doing so; and, in particular, avoid medicine that has changed color or has visible particles before administering. When purchasing new medication consult your pharmacist. Dupixent syringes should be stored in their original cartons in the refrigerator. Do not freeze, and protect from light. Let the syringe out of the fridge and allow it to reach room temperature between 30 and 45 minutes prior to injecting. Keep the needle cap on your syringe or pen until you're ready to inject. Store a prefilled syringe, or an injection pen, at room temperature for up to 14 days. If the medication is not used in 14 days, throw it away. Don't put it in the fridge. Each prefilled syringe and injection pen are only intended for a single use. After one use, throw it out, even if the medicine is still inside. The pre-filled pen can be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. Pre-filled syringes are for adults and children aged 6 months and older. Only use a needle, syringe, or pen once. Then place them into a "sharps container" that is puncture-proof.Be certain to follow local or state regulations regarding how best to dispose of the container.Keep the container out of the reach of pets and children. Do not stop taking other medications or change the doses without consulting your doctor.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Use the missed dose immediately if you forget and return to your normal injection schedule.

If you miss the injection by more than seven days:

  • If you are on an every-other-week schedule, skip the missed dose and take the medication at the next scheduled injection.
  • If you are on the schedule of every four weeks, start a new schedule the day after the missed dose and administer your next injection four weeks later.

Use only one dose at a time.

What happens if I overdose?

Reach out immediately if a poisonous situation develops; call 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Dupixent prefilled syringes should not be used to administer a live vaccine. The vaccine might not be as effective during this period, and you may not be fully protected from disease. Live vaccines are available for measles (MMR), rubella, typhoid (typhoid), yellow fever (yellow fever), varicella (chickenpox), and zoster.

Interaction with other drug

Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications, including:

  • Steroids can be taken orally, topically, or inhaled.
  • Any medicine that treats asthma

This list is incomplete. Dupixent pre-filled syringes may be affected by other drugs, including over-the-counter and prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. This list does not include all possible drug-drug interactions.