DUPIXENT is administered by subcutaneous injection.
Dosing in Adults: The recommended dose of DUPIXENT for adult patients is an initial dose of 600 mg (two 300 mg injections), followed by 300 mg given every other week.
Dosing in Adolescents: The recommended dose of DUPIXENT for patients 12 to 17 years of age is specified in Table 4. (See Table 4.)
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Concomitant Topical Therapies: DUPIXENT can be used with or without topical corticosteroids. Topical calcineurin inhibitors may be used, but should be reserved for problem areas only, such as the face, neck, intertriginous and genital areas.
Important Administration Instructions: DUPIXENT is intended for use under the guidance of a healthcare provider. A patient may self-inject DUPIXENT after training in subcutaneous injection technique using the pre-filled syringe. Provide proper training to patients and/or caregivers on the preparation and administration of DUPIXENT prior to use according to the "Instructions for Use under Patient Counselling Information".
For the initial 600 mg dose, administer each of the two DUPIXENT 300 mg injections at different injection sites.
For the initial 400 mg dose, administer each of the two DUPIXENT 200 mg injections at different injection sites.
Administer subcutaneous injection into the thigh or abdomen, except for the 2 inches (5 cm) around the navel. The upper arm can also be used if a caregiver administers the injection.
Rotate the injection site with each injection. DO NOT inject DUPIXENT into skin that is tender, damaged, bruised, or scarred.
If a dose is missed, instruct the patient to administer the injection within 7 days from the missed dose and then resume the patient's original schedule. If the missed dose is not administered within 7 days, instruct the patient to wait until the next dose on the original schedule.
The DUPIXENT "Instructions for Use under Patient Counselling Information" contains more detailed instructions on the preparation and administration of DUPIXENT [Instructions for Use under Patient Counselling Information].
Preparation for Use of Dupixent Pre-filled Syringe With Needle Shield: Before injection, remove DUPIXENT pre-filled syringe from the refrigerator and allow DUPIXENT to reach room temperature (45 minutes for the 300 mg/2 mL pre-filled syringe and 30 minutes for the 200 mg/1.14 mL pre-filled syringe) without removing the needle cap.
Inspect DUPIXENT visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration. DUPIXENT is a clear to slightly opalescent, colorless to pale yellow solution. Do not use if the liquid contains visible particulate matter, is discolored or cloudy (other than clear to slightly opalescent, colorless to pale yellow). DUPIXENT does not contain preservatives; therefore, discard any unused product remaining in the pre-filled syringe.