An opportunity for everyone to learn about anaphylaxis

Classrooms and camps are common sites of severe or life‑threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), so it's important that your child with potentially life-threatening (severe) allergies is prepared with an anaphylaxis action plan should anaphylaxis occur.

Start with the basics.

Teachers, camp counselors and other caregivers need to be prepared, too. Share epipen.com with them where they can watch a step‑by‑step video.

The EpiPen4Schools® program.

With the EpiPen4Schools® program, Mylan offers four free EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) or EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors, upon qualification, which includes having a valid prescription, to public and private kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools in the US.

To participate in EpiPen4Schools®, a school nurse or other authorized school representative must visit www.EpiPen4Schools.com to download the order and certification form, and then fax or email the form with a valid prescription to 1-973-718-4328 or info@bioridgepharma.com. Alternatively, school representatives can call 1-973-845-7600 to speak with a live representative. There is no requirement for a school to purchase additional EpiPen® Auto-Injectors or any other Mylan Specialty products.

Have kids in school? Request a 504 Plan.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) are major pieces of federal legislation designed to protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. They define a disability as “an impairment that limits a major life activity.” If you have a food allergy, three major life activities—eating, breathing, and caring for yourself—could be affected.

If your child’s school lacks a comprehensive policy on anaphylaxis and you want to document how teachers and other staff will need to accommodate your son or daughter, you may want to request a 504 Plan.

Developed by the school in collaboration with you and your child, the plan will detail your child’s medical needs and the precautions that must be taken to keep him/her safe. It may also address the way snacks should be served and stored, how often your child should wash his/her hands, how the classroom should be cleaned and other issues.

Before creating a 504 Plan for your child, school administrators may request medical documentation from an allergist or pediatrician.

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More Important Safety Information

Use EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.3 mg or EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors right away when you have an allergic emergency (anaphylaxis). Get emergency medical help right away. You may need further medical attention. Only a healthcare professional should give additional doses of epinephrine if you need more than two injections for a single anaphylactic episode. EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr® should only be injected into the middle of your outer thigh (upper leg), through clothing if necessary. Do not inject into your veins, buttocks, fingers, toes, hands or feet. Hold the leg of young children firmly in place before and during injection to prevent injuries. In case of accidental injection, please seek immediate medical treatment.

Rarely, patients who have used EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr® may develop an infection at the injection site within a few days. Some of these infections can be serious. Call your healthcare professional right away if you have any of the following at an injection site: redness that does not go away, swelling, tenderness, or the area feels warm to the touch.

Tell your healthcare professional about all of your medical conditions, especially if you have asthma, a history of depression, thyroid problems, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or heart problems, have any other medical conditions, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Be sure to also tell your healthcare professional all the medicines you take, especially medicines for asthma. If you have certain medical conditions, or take certain medicines, your condition may get worse or you may have longer lasting side effects when you use EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr®.

Common side effects include fast, irregular or “pounding” heartbeat, sweating, nausea or vomiting, breathing problems, paleness, dizziness, weakness, shakiness, headache, feelings of over excitement, nervousness or anxiety. These side effects usually go away quickly if you lie down and rest. Tell your healthcare professional if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Indications

EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr®  Auto-Injectors are for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) caused by allergens, exercise, or unknown triggers; and for people who are at increased risk for these reactions. EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® are intended for immediate administration as emergency supportive therapy only. Seek immediate emergency medical help right away.


Please see the full Prescribing Information and Patient Information.

For additional information please contact us at 800-395-3376.

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