Being Prepared

Getting 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 2 ways to order product Trainers:

  1. Order online: Click Here
  1. Order by phone: 1-855-374-6374
Training 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.

Being Prepared

Getting 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 2 ways to order product Trainers:

  1. Order online: Click Here
  1. Order by phone: 1-855-374-6374
Training 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

Epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector is intended for immediate administration as emergency supportive
therapy and is not intended as a substitute for immediate medical care. In conjunction with the administration of
epinephrine, the patient should seek immediate medical or hospital care. More than two sequential doses of
epinephrine should only be administered under direct medical supervision.

Epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector should ONLY be injected into the anterolateral aspect of the thigh. Do not
inject intravenously. Do not inject into buttock. Do not inject into fingers, hands or feet. Instruct caregivers to
hold the child’s leg firmly in place and limit movement prior to and during injection to minimize the risk of injection
related injury.

Epinephrine should be administered with caution to patients who have heart disease, including patients with
cardiac arrhythmias, coronary artery or organic heart disease, or hypertension. In such patients, or in patients who
are on drugs that may sensitize the heart to arrhythmias, epinephrine may precipitate or aggravate angina pectoris
as well as produce ventricular arrhythmias. Arrhythmias, including fatal ventricular fibrillation, have been reported
in patients with underlying cardiac disease or those receiving certain drugs. Patients who receive epinephrine
while concomitantly taking cardiac glycosides, diuretics or anti-arrhythmics should be observed carefully for the
development of cardiac arrhythmias. Epinephrine should be administered with caution to patients with
hyperthyroidism, diabetes, elderly individuals, and pregnant women. Patients with Parkinson’s disease may notice
a temporary worsening of symptoms.

Rare cases of serious skin and soft tissue infections, including necrotizing fasciitis and myonecrosis caused by
Clostridia, have been reported at the injection site following epinephrine injection for anaphylaxis. Advise patients
to seek medical care if they develop signs or symptoms of infection.

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 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).
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