New Dupixent® (dupilumab) Analyses at Two Upcoming Dermatology Congresses Reinforce Long-term Safety and Efficacy Profile in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis as Young as 6 Years
Nearly 30 data presentations at AAD and ESPD highlight the impact of Dupixent on disease measures including rapid itch relief and sustained improvement in disease severity, as well as quality of life in clinical and real-world settings
"Atopic dermatitis is a debilitating disease that spares no age group and is associated with persistent itch and painful lesions that can impair quality of life, affecting the entire family," said
Regeneron and Sanofi will present results from clinical and real-world settings including long-term data from Dupixent open-label extension (OLE) trials, up to three years in adults and up to one year in adolescents (aged 12 to 17 years) and children (aged 6 to 11 years) with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. In the adult analysis, a lower rate of overall infections was observed in the Dupixent long-term treatment group compared to the placebo group in the one-year CHRONOS trial. Additional long-term analyses on laboratory blood measures further reinforce that patients 6 years and older who take Dupixent do not require ongoing laboratory blood monitoring. Across age groups, researchers evaluated the response rates across a broad patient population, as well as the impact of Dupixent on disease extent and severity, quality of life and itch.
Dupixent is a fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits the signaling of the interleukin-4 (IL-4) and interleukin-13 (IL-13) pathways and is not an immunosuppressant. It was invented using Regeneron's proprietary VelocImmune® technology. IL-4 and IL-13 are key and central drivers of the type 2 inflammation that plays a major role in atopic dermatitis, asthma, chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) and eosinophilic esophagitis.
Abstracts to be presented at AAD VMX 2021
Abstracts presenting research on Dupixent and evaluation of efficacy, safety and impact on health-related quality of life include:
Pediatric efficacy and quality of life data
- Abstract #27350: Dupilumab Improves Eczema Area and Severity Index Regional Scores Across All Anatomical Regions in Children Aged 6–11 Years with Severe Atopic Dermatitis (AD),
Amy S. Paller
- Abstract #27375: Dupilumab Provides Early and Sustained Improvement of Sleep Disturbance in Children ≥ 6 Years With Severe Atopic Dermatitis (AD) and Adolescents With Moderate-to-Severe AD,
Amy S. Paller
- Abstract #27389: Rapid and Sustained Improvement in Itch in Children Aged 6–11 Years With Severe Atopic Dermatitis (AD) Treated With Dupilumab: Analysis From the LIBERTY AD PEDS Phase 3 Trial,
Amy S. Paller
- Abstract #27394: Dupilumab Provides Clinically Meaningful Improvement in Atopic Dermatitis (AD) Signs, Symptoms, and Quality of Life in Children With Severe AD: Results From the LIBERTY AD PEDS Phase 3 Clinical Trial,
Amy S. Paller
- Abstract #27406: Dupilumab Improves Signs and Symptoms of Severe Atopic Dermatitis in Children Aged 6–11 Years With and Without Comorbid Asthma,
- Abstract #27431: Dupilumab Treatment Improves Health-Related Quality of Life in Children Aged ≥6 to <12 Years With Severe Atopic Dermatitis,
Adult efficacy data
- Abstract #26839: Dupilumab With Topical Corticosteroids Results in Rapid and Sustained Improvement in Adults with Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis Across All Anatomic Regions Over 52 Weeks,
- Abstract #27571: Dupilumab Provides Clinically Meaningful Responses in Adults With Moderate-To-Severe Atopic Dermatitis (AD): Results From LIBERTY AD CHRONOS Study,
Jonathan I. Silverberg
- Abstract #26313: Efficacy and Safety of Dupilumab for up to 1 Year in a Phase 3 Open-Label Extension (OLE) Trial (LIBERTY AD PED-OLE) in Adolescents With Uncontrolled, Moderate-To-Severe Atopic Dermatitis (AD),
- Abstract #26875: 52-Week Laboratory Safety Findings From an Open-Label Extension (OLE) Study of Dupilumab in Adolescent Patients With Atopic Dermatitis (LIBERTY AD PED-OLE),
Michael J. Cork
- Abstract #26880: Long-Term Efficacy and Safety Data for Dupilumab in a Phase 3, Open-Label Extension Trial (LIBERTY AD PED-OLE) in Patients Aged ≥6 to <12 Years With Uncontrolled, Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis (AD),
Michael J. Cork
- Abstract #27419: Laboratory Safety of Long-Term Dupilumab Treatment in Adults With Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Open-Label Extension (OLE) Study,
- Abstract #27424: Infections in Adults with Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis Treated with Dupilumab: Long-Term Data from an Open-Label Extension (OLE) Study,
- Abstract #27434: Early Trends of Disease Improvement in Adult Patients With Atopic Dermatitis Treated With Dupilumab: Real-World Data From the PROSE Registry,
Abstracts presenting research on the burden, impact and care of atopic dermatitis include:
- Abstract #27430: Worldwide Survey Shows That Atopic Dermatitis Is Associated with a High Disease Burden in Children,
- Abstract #27473: Worldwide Survey Shows That Atopic Dermatitis in Children is Associated with a Negative Impact on Their Families, Sebastien Barbarot
- Abstract #28081: Strategies to Improve Quality of Atopic Dermatitis Care in the
North America: Results from the Atopic Dermatitis Quality of Care (ADQoC) Initiative, Peter Lio
Abstracts to be presented at ESPD 2021
Abstracts related to the research for Dupixent and evaluation of efficacy, safety and impact on health-related quality of life include:
- ESPD21-0326: Dupilumab Provides Clinically Meaningful Improvement in Atopic Dermatitis (AD) Signs, Symptoms, and Quality of Life in Children With Severe AD,
- ESPD21-0330: Dupilumab Improves EASI Regional Scores Across All Anatomical Regions in Children Aged ≥6–<12 Years With Severe Atopic Dermatitis,
Michael J. Cork
- ESPD21-0331: Rapid Itch Improvement in Children With Severe Atopic Dermatitis Treated With Dupilumab: A Phase 3 Subset Analysis, Gil Yosipovitch
- ESPD21-0332: Dupilumab Significantly Improves Signs and Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis Assessed by SCORAD in Children Aged ≥6 to <12 Years, Sebastien Barbarot
- ESPD21-0334: Dupilumab Treatment Improves Health-Related Quality of Life in Children Aged ≥6 to <12 Years With Severe Atopic Dermatitis,
- ESPD21-0340: Dupilumab Improved Itch in Children Aged 6–11 Years With Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Analysis from the LIBERTY AD PEDS Trial,
Amy S. Paller
- ESPD21-0341: Dupilumab Treatment Improves Sleep in Children Aged ≥6 to <12 Years With Severe Atopic Dermatitis,
Amy S. Paller
- ESPD21-0335: Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Dupilumab in a Phase 3, Open-Label Extension Trial in Children With Uncontrolled, Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis,
Michael J. Cork
- ESPD21-0200: Increased Incidence of Conjunctivitis With Dupilumab Treatment in Adolescents Appears to be Specific to Atopic Dermatitis,
Marjolein De Bruin-Weller
- ESPD21-0308: Laboratory Safety of Dupilumab in Children Aged ≥6–<12 Years With Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Results From a Phase 3 Trial,
Results from a qualitative survey on the impact of atopic dermatitis
- ESPD21-0322: AD-GAP: A Global, Cross-sectional,
Qualitative Surveyof Children/Adolescents Aged 6−17 Years With Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis, Their Carers, and Physicians, Stephan Weidinger
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About Regeneron's VelocImmune® Technology
Regeneron's VelocImmune technology utilizes a proprietary genetically engineered mouse platform endowed with a genetically humanized immune system to produce optimized fully human antibodies. When Regeneron's co-Founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer
Dupilumab Development Program
To date, dupilumab has been studied in more than 10,000 patients across 50 clinical trials in various chronic diseases driven by type 2 inflammation.
In addition to the currently approved indications, Regeneron and Sanofi are studying dupilumab in a broad range of diseases driven by type 2 inflammation or other allergic processes, including pediatric asthma (6 to 11 years of age, Phase 3), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with evidence of type 2 inflammation (Phase 3), pediatric atopic dermatitis (6 months to 5 years of age, Phase 3), eosinophilic esophagitis (Phase 3), bullous pemphigoid (Phase 3), prurigo nodularis (Phase 3), chronic spontaneous urticaria (Phase 3), chronic inducible urticaria-cold (Phase 3), chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyposis (Phase 3), allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (Phase 3) and food allergies (Phase 2). These potential uses are under clinical investigation, and the safety and efficacy of dupilumab in these conditions have not been fully evaluated by any regulatory authority. Dupilumab is being jointly developed by Regeneron and Sanofi under a global collaboration agreement.
DUPIXENT is a prescription medicine used:
- to treat people aged 6 years and older with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) that is not well controlled with prescription therapies used on the skin (topical), or who cannot use topical therapies. DUPIXENT can be used with or without topical corticosteroids. It is not known if DUPIXENT is safe and effective in children with atopic dermatitis under 6 years of age.
- with other asthma medicines for the maintenance treatment of moderate-to-severe eosinophilic or oral steroid dependent asthma in people aged 12 years and older whose asthma is not controlled with their current asthma medicines. DUPIXENT helps prevent severe asthma attacks (exacerbations) and can improve your breathing. DUPIXENT may also help reduce the amount of oral corticosteroids you need while preventing severe asthma attacks and improving your breathing. DUPIXENT is not used to treat sudden breathing problems. It is not known if DUPIXENT is safe and effective in children with asthma under 12 years of age.
- with other medicines for the maintenance treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) in adults whose disease is not controlled. It is not known if DUPIXENT is safe and effective in children with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis under 18 years of age.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR
Do not use if you are allergic to dupilumab or to any of the ingredients in DUPIXENT®.
Before using DUPIXENT, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:
- have eye problems
- have a parasitic (helminth) infection
- are scheduled to receive any vaccinations. You should not receive a "live vaccine" if you are treated with DUPIXENT.
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known whether DUPIXENT will harm your unborn baby.
- There is a pregnancy exposure registry for women who take DUPIXENT during pregnancy to collect information about the health of you and your baby. Your healthcare provider can enroll you or you may enroll yourself. To get more information about the registry call 1–877-311-8972 or go to https://mothertobaby.org/ongoing-study/dupixent/.
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known whether DUPIXENT passes into your breast milk.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you are taking oral, topical, or inhaled corticosteroid medicines; have asthma and use an asthma medicine; or have atopic dermatitis or CRSwNP, and also have asthma. Do not change or stop your corticosteroid medicine or other asthma medicine without talking to your healthcare provider. This may cause other symptoms that were controlled by the corticosteroid medicine or other asthma medicine to come back.
DUPIXENT can cause serious side effects, including:
- Allergic reactions (hypersensitivity), including a severe reaction known as anaphylaxis. Stop using DUPIXENT and tell your healthcare provider or get emergency help right away if you get any of the following symptoms: breathing problems, fever, general ill feeling, swollen lymph nodes, swelling of the face, mouth and tongue, hives, itching, fainting, dizziness, feeling lightheaded (low blood pressure), joint pain, or skin rash.
- Eye problems. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any new or worsening eye problems, including eye pain or changes in vision.
- Inflammation of your blood vessels. Rarely, this can happen in people with asthma who receive DUPIXENT. This may happen in people who also take a steroid medicine by mouth that is being stopped or the dose is being lowered. It is not known whether this is caused by DUPIXENT. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have: rash, shortness of breath, persistent fever, chest pain, or a feeling of pins and needles or numbness of your arms or legs.
The most common side effects by indication are as follows:
- Atopic dermatitis: injection site reactions, eye and eyelid inflammation, including redness, swelling, and itching, and cold sores in your mouth or on your lips.
- Asthma: injection site reactions, pain in the throat (oropharyngeal pain), and high count of a certain white blood cell (eosinophilia).
- Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis: injection site reactions, eye and eyelid inflammation, including redness, swelling, and itching, high count of a certain white blood cell (eosinophilia), trouble sleeping (insomnia), toothache, gastritis, and joint pain (arthralgia).
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of DUPIXENT. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Use DUPIXENT exactly as prescribed. Your healthcare provider will tell you how much DUPIXENT to inject and how often to inject it. DUPIXENT is an injection given under the skin (subcutaneous injection). If your healthcare provider decides that you or a caregiver can give DUPIXENT injections, you or your caregiver should receive training on the right way to prepare and inject DUPIXENT. Do not try to inject DUPIXENT until you have been shown the right way by your healthcare provider. In children 12 years of age and older, it is recommended that DUPIXENT be administered by or under supervision of an adult. In children younger than 12 years of age, DUPIXENT should be given by a caregiver.
Please see accompanying full Prescribing Information including Patient Information.
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