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Welcome to our interactive short intro on Tepezza! Tepezza is an innovative medication that has revolutionized the treatment of Thyroid Eye Disease (TED). Clinical trials have shown remarkable results, with patients experiencing a significant improvement in eye bulging, eyelid swelling, and overall quality of life. Tepezza has been praised for its ability to provide long-lasting relief and prevent the need for invasive surgeries. Are you ready to get started? And now you’re trying to figure out the first step – a Tepezza consultation.

Keep scrolling to find out more about your Guam Tepezza options, and discover how we at Eye Care Guam have helped patients from around the world achieve the crisp, clear vision they deserve.

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What is Tepezza?
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What is Tepezza?

Tepezza is a medication that is used to treat Thyroid Eye Disease (TED). TED is a rare autoimmune condition that affects the eyes, causing inflammation, swelling, and protrusion. Tepezza, also known as teprotumumab-trbw, is the first and only FDA-approved treatment specifically designed for TED.

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What are potential TEPEZZA side effects?

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, dry skin, weight loss, nail problems, and changes in menstruation. Learn more about potential TEPEZZA side effects. Then watch a video from a TED Eye Specialist about side effects.

How is TEPEZZA given and how long will I be on treatment?

TEPEZZA is an IV (intravenous) medicine. This means it is delivered through a needle that is placed in your arm. The process of delivering an IV medicine is called an infusion.

TEPEZZA is given as 1 infusion every 3 weeks, for a total of 8 infusions. So, completing TEPEZZA treatment takes about 5 months. Read more about how TEPEZZA is given.

To get the full benefits, make sure you complete all 8 TEPEZZA infusions as prescribed by your doctor.

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Because TEPEZZA is an infusion, is it like chemotherapy?

While TEPEZZA and some chemotherapy treatments are both infusions, they are not the same type of medicine.

There are many kinds of medicines that are infused to treat a variety of conditions. And infused medicines may be more common than you think; in fact, some antibiotics are infused. Infusions are also used to treat autoimmune conditions like Thyroid Eye Disease, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and others.

What is Tepezza?

Tepezza is a prescription medication that is used to treat a condition called Thyroid Eye Disease (TED), also known as Graves’ ophthalmopathy. TED is an autoimmune disorder that affects the eyes, causing inflammation and swelling. It is commonly associated with an overactive thyroid gland.

Tepezza, also known by its generic name teprotumumab-trbw, is a monoclonal antibody that works by targeting and blocking a protein called insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R). This protein is believed to play a role in the development of TED.

By inhibiting IGF-1R, Tepezza helps to reduce inflammation, swelling, and other symptoms associated with TED. It has been shown to improve eye bulging, eyelid swelling, and overall quality of life for patients with this condition.

Tepezza is administered through a series of infusions, typically given every three weeks over a period of several months. The treatment is usually carried out in a healthcare facility under the supervision of healthcare professionals.

It is important to note that Tepezza is a prescription medication and should only be used under the guidance and supervision of a healthcare professional. They can provide more information about Tepezza, including its potential benefits, risks, and any potential side effects.

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A Modern Approach

The modern-day approach to Tepezza involves a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan for patients with Thyroid Eye Disease (TED). This approach typically includes the following elements:

1. Diagnosis and Evaluation: A healthcare professional specializing in TED will conduct a thorough evaluation to confirm the diagnosis and assess the severity of the disease. This may involve a physical examination, imaging tests, and measurements of eye function and appearance.

2. Treatment Planning: Based on the evaluation, the healthcare professional will develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to the patient’s specific needs and symptoms. This plan may include Tepezza as the primary treatment or in combination with other therapies.

3. Tepezza Infusions: Tepezza is administered through a series of intravenous infusions. The number and frequency of infusions will be determined by the healthcare professional, typically given every three weeks for a total of eight infusions. The infusions are performed in a healthcare facility under the supervision of trained professionals.

4. Ongoing Monitoring: Throughout the treatment period, patients will be closely monitored to assess the response to Tepezza and any potential side effects. Regular follow-up visits will allow healthcare professionals to make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan and address any concerns.

5. Adjunctive Therapies: In some cases, additional therapies may be recommended alongside Tepezza to manage specific symptoms or complications of TED. These may include lubricating eye drops, corticosteroids, or surgical interventions such as orbital decompression or eyelid surgery.

6. Patient Support and Education: Patients will receive support and education from their healthcare team to better understand TED, the treatment process, and how to manage symptoms and potential side effects. They will also be provided with resources and guidance for maintaining overall eye health.

The modern-day approach to Tepezza aims to provide patients with a comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment plan to effectively manage TED symptoms and improve their quality of life. It emphasizes personalized care, regular monitoring, and a holistic approach to address the unique needs of each individual.

What is “Advanced”

“Advanced” Tepezza refers to the latest advancements and improvements in the use and administration of Tepezza for the treatment of Thyroid Eye Disease (TED). While Tepezza itself remains the same medication, advancements in the understanding and management of TED have led to more refined treatment approaches.

These advancements may include:

1. Enhanced Diagnosis and Evaluation: Improved diagnostic techniques and evaluation methods help healthcare professionals accurately diagnose TED and assess its severity. This allows for better treatment planning and personalized care.

2. Optimized Treatment Planning: With a deeper understanding of TED, healthcare professionals can develop more tailored treatment plans for each individual. This may involve considering factors such as disease severity, response to previous treatments, and the presence of specific symptoms.

3. Individualized Treatment Duration and Dosage: The duration and dosage of Tepezza treatment can now be more precisely determined based on the patient’s response and specific needs. This helps optimize the effectiveness of the medication while minimizing potential side effects.

4. Multidisciplinary Approach: The modern approach to Tepezza often involves a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including endocrinologists, ophthalmologists, and other specialists. This collaborative approach ensures comprehensive care and addresses the diverse aspects of TED.

5. Patient Support and Education: Advanced Tepezza treatment includes providing patients with comprehensive support and education. This helps them understand their condition, treatment options, potential side effects, and how to manage symptoms effectively.

Overall, “advanced” Tepezza refers to the ongoing improvements in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment planning, and patient support in the management of TED using Tepezza. These advancements aim to provide patients with more personalized and effective care, ultimately improving their quality of life.


Dr. Peter Lombard is a board-certified ophthalmologist


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