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JEANNE:

My name is Jeanne. I have Thyroid Eye Disease and this is my real story.

It was early 2019 when I started feeling… I think the word would be anxious. It turned out that I have not just hyperthyroidism, but I have Graves’ disease. I started feeling like my eyes were getting really bad. I saw a primary care physician, I saw an optometrist, I saw an ophthalmologist, I saw a neurologist. I saw a neuro‐ophthalmologist who finally diagnosed me with Thyroid Eye Disease.

My left eye was becoming fixed in my eye socket and it was bulging, and it was itchy and red. Painful. It was a hard time. It was just hard to drive, hard to take walks on the beach. It was hard to go for a hike. It was hard to just be.

A colleague that I’ve worked with for 16 years came over and she’s like, “Jeanne! What happened to your face? I don’t even recognize you!” and it was really disheartening. I knew it because I could barely recognize myself.

Along with my oculoplastic surgeon, I sat down and we made a plan, and that plan was TEPEZZA. And he told me that it was an infusion, that it was going to be 8 infusions over 24 weeks, so once every 3 weeks. I’m a nurse–I do infusions all the time–so I didn’t really think it was a big deal, but it was a little scary that I was going to put something new into my body, and I was hopeful that it was gonna work.

It was a slow process, but with each infusion, I did feel more and more relief. It was amazing. It just…each time, my eyes…the bulging became less. I woke up not having eye pain, and I woke up without double vision.

And I kind of raced to the mirror ‘cause I felt my eyes working. The tearing was gone. The redness was gone. The double vision was gone. I was–I called my husband, I’m like, “Jan, you gotta see this!”

It’s a hard diagnosis to have, it’s hard to live with. And to not have the heaviness behind your eyes…to not have the pain behind your eyes…to not have the itchiness, the bulgy red eyes…to not look weird—‘cause you look odd when you have Thyroid Eye Disease—it’s, it’s really nice.

If somebody came to me with, “I think I might have Thyroid Eye Disease,” I first of all would ask them to talk to their doctor. And I would definitely tell them about the option of TEPEZZA.

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Please keep watching to hear Important Safety Information about TEPEZZA.

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TEPEZZA is a prescription medicine used to treat Thyroid Eye Disease.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about TEPEZZA?

Infusion reactions can happen during or within 24 hours after your infusion of TEPEZZA. If you have a reaction while receiving TEPEZZA, your doctor or nurse will slow or stop your infusion and treat your reaction. If you have a severe infusion reaction, your doctor may stop your treatment completely.

Tell your doctor or nurse right away if you have any of these symptoms during or after your treatment with TEPEZZA:

  • High blood pressure
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Redness of the face/Feeling hot
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain

If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, TEPEZZA may make your IBD symptoms worse. Symptoms of worsening IBD may include: an increased number of loose stools with stomach pain or cramps, and blood in your stools. After each TEPEZZA infusion, tell your doctor right away if you have worsening IBD symptoms.

TEPEZZA may cause an increase in your blood sugar. Before starting treatment with TEPEZZA, tell your doctor if you are currently being treated for diabetes, know your blood sugar is high, or have been diagnosed with diabetes. It is important for you to take your treatments and follow an appropriate diet for glucose control as prescribed by your doctor.

Before receiving TEPEZZA, tell your doctor if you:

  • Have inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis).
  • Are currently being treated for diabetes, have been diagnosed with diabetes, or know your blood sugar is high.
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. TEPEZZA may harm your unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant or suspect you are pregnant during treatment with TEPEZZA.
    • Women who are able to become pregnant should use an effective form of birth control (contraception) prior to starting treatment, during treatment and for at least 6 months after the final dose of TEPEZZA.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if TEPEZZA passes into your breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best ways to feed your baby during treatment with TEPEZZA.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over the counter medicines, vitamins, dietary and herbal supplements. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

What are the possible side effects of TEPEZZA?

The most common side effects of TEPEZZA include muscle cramps or spasms, nausea, hair loss, diarrhea, feeling tired, high blood sugar, hearing problems, taste changes, headache, and dry skin.

This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Tell your doctor or treatment team if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Please visit TEPEZZA.com for more information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch, or call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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After TEPEZZA, without the double vision, I could drive myself. And I could go outside without feeling the need to cover up. I went to work one day and every one of my colleagues made a comment about how much better my eyes looked.”

— Jeanne T., real TEPEZZA patient

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TEPEZZA may cause some patients to experience high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), especially diabetics. TEPEZZA may cause infusion reactions; symptoms include feeling hot, fast heartbeat, difficulty breathing, headache or muscle pain. If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, TEPEZZA may make your IBD symptoms worse.

Please read additional Important Safety Information for TEPEZZA below.

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The most common side effects of TEPEZZA include muscle cramps or spasms, nausea, hair loss, diarrhea, feeling tired, high blood sugar, hearing problems, taste changes, headache, and dry skin.

Please read additional Important Safety Information for TEPEZZA below.


If somebody came to me saying, ‘I think I might have Thyroid Eye Disease,’ I would tell them to talk to their doctor and ask them about TEPEZZA. ‘It helped me so much and it might be right for you.’”

— Jeanne T., real TEPEZZA patient

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JEANNE:

With Thyroid Eye Disease, I was always wearing sunglasses to hide my bulging eyes.

I wore them just about everywhere.

But then my doctor recommended TEPEZZA a prescription medicine for Thyroid Eye Disease and I didn’t have to hide so much.

ANNOUNCER:

In a clinical study, more than 8 out of 10 patients taking TEPEZZA had less eye bulging.

And nearly 7 out of 10 saw improvements in double vision.

TEPEZZA is an infused medicine. Patients taking TEPEZZA may experience infusion reactions.

Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms such as high blood pressure, fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, or muscle pain.

Before receiving TEPEZZA, tell your doctor if you have diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease or IBD, or are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant. TEPEZZA may raise your blood sugar even if you do not have diabetes and may worsen IBD such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.

JEANNE:

I look more like my old self again.

Now I wear sunglasses because I want to.

ANNOUNCER:

Ask your doctor if TEPEZZA is right for you.

And visit myTEPEZZA.com to see Jeanne’s before and after photos.

Visiting your doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic

Protecting your overall health is an important part of your TED treatment journey. Here are some tips for getting the care you need while following appropriate safety steps.

Before your visit
  • For in-person visits, call the office or check the website to learn what COVID-19 pandemic safety steps they follow. These may include things such as: requiring a mask, asking screening questions about COVID-19 symptoms or exposure, taking your temperature at check-in, and requiring social distancing in the waiting room
  • If you are planning a follow-up visit, ask the doctor if a telemedicine/telehealth (an online video visit) or a phone consult is possible
  • Call the office to ask about bringing a loved one or caregiver with you. Some clinics may limit the number of people who can accompany patients during the pandemic
  • Find out if electronic billing is offered. This can help you avoid handling pens, paper, credit cards, and other objects during checkout that can carry germs
  • The staff may call you shortly before your appointment to ask if you have any potential COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever or trouble breathing. If you are having symptoms, they may want you to follow additional safety steps
During and after your visit
  • While at your appointment, stay at least 6 feet away from other patients and staff unless you are being examined
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Try to avoid frequently touched surfaces, such as touchscreens, countertops, and doorknobs. If you can’t, use gloves or a tissue to touch them and wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer before and after touching any surfaces in public areas
  • When your appointment is over, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol
  • If you have prescriptions other than TEPEZZA, plan ahead to fill those. Ask your insurance company if delivery by mail is available. If you have multiple prescriptions, try to fill them all at once to limit visits to the pharmacy

USE and IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about TEPEZZA?

Infusion reactions can happen during or within 24 hours after your infusion of TEPEZZA. If you have a reaction while receiving TEPEZZA, your doctor or nurse will slow or stop your infusion and treat your reaction. If you have a severe infusion reaction, your doctor may stop your treatment completely.

Tell your doctor or nurse right away if you have any of these symptoms during or after your treatment with TEPEZZA:
  • High blood pressure
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Redness of the face/Feeling hot
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain

If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, TEPEZZA may make your IBD symptoms worse. Symptoms of worsening IBD may include: an increased number of loose stools with stomach pain or cramps, and blood in your stools. After each TEPEZZA infusion, tell your doctor right away if you have worsening IBD symptoms.

TEPEZZA may cause an increase in your blood sugar. Before starting treatment with TEPEZZA, tell your doctor if you are currently being treated for diabetes, know your blood sugar is high, or have been diagnosed with diabetes. It is important for you to take your treatments and follow an appropriate diet for glucose control as prescribed by your doctor.

Before receiving TEPEZZA, tell your doctor if you:
  • Have inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis).
  • Are currently being treated for diabetes, have been diagnosed with diabetes, or know your blood sugar is high.
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. TEPEZZA may harm your unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant or suspect you are pregnant during treatment with TEPEZZA.
    • Women who are able to become pregnant should use an effective form of birth control (contraception) prior to starting treatment, during treatment and for at least 6 months after the final dose of TEPEZZA.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if TEPEZZA passes into your breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best ways to feed your baby during treatment with TEPEZZA.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over the counter medicines, vitamins, dietary and herbal supplements. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
What are the possible side effects of TEPEZZA?

The most common side effects of TEPEZZA include muscle cramps or spasms, nausea, hair loss, diarrhea, feeling tired, high blood sugar, hearing problems, taste changes, headache, and dry skin.

This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Tell your doctor or treatment team if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Please visit TEPEZZA.com for more information.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch, or call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

USE

TEPEZZA is a prescription medicine used to treat Thyroid Eye Disease.

USE and IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about TEPEZZA?

Infusion reactions can happen during or within 24 hours after your infusion of TEPEZZA. If you have a reaction while receiving TEPEZZA, your doctor or nurse will slow or stop your infusion and treat your reaction. If you have a severe infusion reaction, your doctor may stop your treatment completely.

Tell your doctor or nurse right away if you have any of these symptoms during or after your treatment with TEPEZZA:
  • High blood pressure
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Redness of the face/Feeling hot
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain

If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, TEPEZZA may make your IBD symptoms worse. Symptoms of worsening IBD may include: an increased number of loose stools with stomach pain or cramps, and blood in your stools. After each TEPEZZA infusion, tell your doctor right away if you have worsening IBD symptoms.

TEPEZZA may cause an increase in your blood sugar. Before starting treatment with TEPEZZA, tell your doctor if you are currently being treated for diabetes, know your blood sugar is high, or have been diagnosed with diabetes. It is important for you to take your treatments and follow an appropriate diet for glucose control as prescribed by your doctor.

Before receiving TEPEZZA, tell your doctor if you:
  • Have inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis).
  • Are currently being treated for diabetes, have been diagnosed with diabetes, or know your blood sugar is high.
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. TEPEZZA may harm your unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant or suspect you are pregnant during treatment with TEPEZZA.
    • Women who are able to become pregnant should use an effective form of birth control (contraception) prior to starting treatment, during treatment and for at least 6 months after the final dose of TEPEZZA.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if TEPEZZA passes into your breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best ways to feed your baby during treatment with TEPEZZA.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over the counter medicines, vitamins, dietary and herbal supplements. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
What are the possible side effects of TEPEZZA?

The most common side effects of TEPEZZA include muscle cramps or spasms, nausea, hair loss, diarrhea, feeling tired, high blood sugar, hearing problems, taste changes, headache, and dry skin.

This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Tell your doctor or treatment team if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Please visit TEPEZZA.com for more information.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch, or call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

USE

TEPEZZA is a prescription medicine used to treat Thyroid Eye Disease.