The Most Prescribed Self-Injectable Epinephrine
EpiPen® (epinephrine) 0.3 mg and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors contain epinephrine. According to the NIH-NIAID food allergy guidelines, epinephrine is the first-line treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). EpiPen Auto-Injector is used to treat signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, some of which include hives, redness of the skin, tightness in the throat, breathing problems and/or a decrease in blood pressure. Anaphylaxis can be caused by triggers such as food, stinging and biting insects, medicines, latex, or even exercise.
You never know when anaphylaxis will occur, so it’s important that you and your loved ones be careful to avoid allergens. Make sure you speak with your health care professional about how to identify the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis. If you, your child or someone you're caring for shows signs or symptoms of anaphylaxis, inject the health care professional-prescribed EpiPen or EpiPen Jr immediately and seek emergency medical attention.
EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors are available in 2-Pak cartons. This follows NIH-NIAID food allergy guidelines that recommend people at risk for anaphylaxis have two doses of epinephrine available. The EpiPen 2-Pak provides an additional dose if needed during a life-threatening allergic reaction. More than two doses of EpiPen Auto-Injector should be administered only under direct medical supervision. Talk to your health care professional if you need additional EpiPen 2-Pak Auto-Injectors to keep at work, school or other locations. Each EpiPen 2-Pak also includes a training device.