source: Horizon Therapeutics summary/abstract:
1. What is TEPEZZA?
TEPEZZA is the first and only medicine FDA-approved to treat Thyroid Eye Disease. Unlike other medicines you and your doctor may have tried, TEPEZZA treats the cause of Thyroid Eye Disease. When you have Thyroid Eye disease, a switch behind your eye, called a receptor, is turned on that causes redness and swelling. This can also make your eyes bulge. TEPEZZA is the only medicine that blocks this receptor to treat Thyroid Eye Disease at its source.
2. What is Thyroid Eye Disease?
Thyroid Eye Disease is a vision-threatening autoimmune disease that often occurs in people living with Graves’ disease; however, it is a different disease that must be managed separately. Common symptoms of Thyroid Eye Disease include double vision, bulging eyes, dry eyes, eye pain, eyelid redness and swelling, teary eyes, light sensitivity and vision changes.
3. How do I know if TEPEZZA is right for me?
If you are experiencing symptoms of Thyroid Eye Disease or have been diagnosed with the disease, you should speak with your physician about potential treatment options.
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