- Dupixent is also a medication for patients with poorly controlled eosinophilic asthma and works by blocking a number of inflammatory cells that affect patients with asthma.
- Dupixent is administered as a shot under the skin, and is given once every other week.
- Patients will receive the first three doses of Dupixent in clinic so that we can teach the patient how to self inject.You will be monitored for one hour after the first dose to make sure you do not have a reaction to the medication. You will be monitored for 30 minutes after the next two doses.
- After the first three injections are complete, the patient can administer Dupixent at home alone.
- The most common side effects with Dupixent are:
- Sore throat
- Injection site reaction (temporary redness or pain)
- Elevated eosinophil level
- Severe allergic reaction (Rare)