How Can I Plan Ahead?

How Can I Plan Ahead?

Planning ahead is important for people at risk of anaphylaxis. See the tips below.

Get trained

If you have a prescription for epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector, it is essential that you know exactly how to use it. Our free product trainers let you practice administering the epinephrine with the auto-injector. Have your healthcare professional train you on the proper use of the device.

There are two ways to order product trainers:

  1. Order Online: Click Here
  1. Order by Phone: 1-855-374-6374
Train your family, friend or caregiver

It’s essential that you have someone close to you, such as a family member, friend or caregiver, who also knows how to use the epinephrine auto-injector in case you are unable to administer the epinephrine yourself. Have your healthcare provider or other healthcare professional show that person how to use the epinephrine auto-injector.

Involve your doctor

Ask your healthcare provider to help you create an emergency anaphylaxis action plan. Using the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology Action Plan can help.

Your plan may be customized to include other conditions you may have and information about other medications you are taking, as well as contact information for key people in case of emergency. These plans emphasize the importance of using the epinephrine auto-injector promptly, calling 911, and seeking emergency medical treatment immediately.

What about traveling?

It’s recommended that you always keep your epinephrine auto-injector with you. Whenever traveling with your epinephrine auto-injector, ensure that you follow the proper storage instructions. If you will be traveling by plane, it is suggested that you carry the epinephrine auto-injector in the original packaging and bring a letter from your physician that confirms your need to carry the auto-injector.

Planning ahead is important for people at risk of anaphylaxis. See the tips below.

Get trained

If you have a prescription for epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector, it is essential that you know exactly how to use it. Our free product trainers let you practice administering the epinephrine with the auto-injector. Have your healthcare professional train you on the proper use of the device.

There are two ways to order product trainers:

  1. Order Online: Click Here
  1. Order by Phone: 1-855-374-6374
Train your family, friend or caregiver

It’s essential that you have someone close to you, such as a family member, friend or caregiver, who also knows how to use the epinephrine auto-injector in case you are unable to administer the epinephrine yourself. Have your healthcare provider or other healthcare professional show that person how to use the epinephrine auto-injector.

Involve your doctor

Ask your healthcare provider to help you create an emergency anaphylaxis action plan. Using the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology Action Plan can help.

Your plan may be customized to include other conditions you may have and information about other medications you are taking, as well as contact information for key people in case of emergency. These plans emphasize the importance of using the epinephrine auto-injector promptly, calling 911, and seeking emergency medical treatment immediately.

What about traveling?

It’s recommended that you always keep your epinephrine auto-injector with you. Whenever traveling with your epinephrine auto-injector, ensure that you follow the proper storage instructions. If you will be traveling by plane, it is suggested that you carry the epinephrine auto-injector in the original packaging and bring a letter from your physician that confirms your need to carry the auto-injector.

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector?


  1. Epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector contains epinephrine, a medicine used to treat allergic emergencies (anaphylaxis). Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening, can happen within minutes, and can be caused by stinging and biting insects, allergy injections, foods, medicines, exercise or other unknown causes. Symptoms of an anaphylaxis may include:
    • trouble breathing
    • wheezing
    • hoarseness (changes in the way your voice sounds)
    • hives (raised reddened rash that may itch)
    • severe itching
    • swelling of your face, lips, mouth, or tongue
    • skin rash, redness, or swelling
    • fast heartbeat
    • weak pulse
    • feeling very anxious
    • confusion
    • stomach pain
    • losing control of urine or bowel movements (incontinence)
    • diarrhea or stomach cramps
    • dizziness, fainting, or “passing out” (unconsciousness).
  2. Always carry your epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector with you because you may not know when anaphylaxis may happen. Talk to your healthcare provider if you need additional units to keep at work, school, or other locations. Tell your family members, caregivers, and others where you keep your epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector and how to use it before you need it. You may be unable to speak in an allergic emergency.
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