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Anaphylaxis is unpredictable. When it comes to potentially life-threatening allergic emergencies (anaphylaxis), you need to have a plan. Your plan should include avoiding known allergens, recognizing the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, having access to two epinephrine auto-injectors at all times and seeking immediate emergency medical care should anaphylaxis occur.
Maybe you’ve heard of EPIPEN Auto-Injector or the Authorized Generic for EPIPEN …but what are they?
EPIPEN 0.3 mg and EPIPEN JR® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors are for people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic emergencies (anaphylaxis) to things like stinging and biting insects, allergy shots, foods, medicines, exercise, or unknown causes. EPIPEN 0.3 mg and EPIPEN JR are self-injectable devices (auto-injectors) that contain epinephrine. According to National Food Allergy Guidelines, epinephrine is the first-line treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions. And you have a choice—EPIPEN Auto-Injector or its authorized generic
Be prepared to act fast.
If you, your child or someone you're caring for shows signs or symptoms of anaphylaxis, administer EPIPEN or EPIPEN JR Auto-Injector, or their authorized generics, immediately as prescribed and seek emergency medical care. Do not use the medicine if it is discolored (pinkish or brown color) or if the medicine has particles floating in it.
EPIPEN 2-PAK® and EPIPEN JR 2-PAK® cartons, as well as their authorized generics, contain two epinephrine auto-injectors (plus one Trainer that does not contain epinephrine or a needle). This follows national food allergy guidelines that recommend people at increased risk for anaphylaxis have two doses of epinephrine available at all times.
EPIPEN 2-PAK, EPIPEN JR 2-PAK and their authorized generics provide a second dose of epinephrine, which might be needed during a life-threatening allergic emergency. One reason is in case of what is called a protracted reaction—where symptoms may persist even after a first dose of epinephrine is administered. Another situation that may require a second dose of epinephrine is called a biphasic reaction—where symptoms may appear to go away but then come back, typically within 8 hours (sometimes up to 72 hours) after the initial allergic emergency.
More than two doses of epinephrine for a single episode should be administered only under direct medical supervision.Talk to your healthcare professional if you need additional cartons of EPIPEN 2-PAK, EPIPEN JR 2-PAK or their authorized generics to keep at work, school or other locations to help you have immediate access to two epinephrine auto-injectors in case of a life-threatening allergic emergency.
Every carton of EPIPEN 2-PAK, EPIPEN JR 2-PAK and their authorized generics includes a Trainer auto-injector.
Knowing how to correctly use your EPIPEN or EPIPEN JR Auto-Injector, or their authorized generics, is essential, which is why every carton includes a needle-free, epinephrine-free Trainer. Practice with your Trainer and watch our step-by-step video. Also, make sure that anyone who may need to administer EPIPEN or EPIPEN JR Auto-Injector, or their authorized generics, does the same.
More in this section:
- What is an authorized generic?
- Step-by-step instructions and video on how to use your EPIPEN Auto-Injector or its authorized generic
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of a life-threatening allergic reaction
- The most common side effects of EPIPEN Auto-Injector and its authorized generic
- Frequently asked questions about EPIPEN and its authorized generic