EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® Auto-Injectors are used for the injection of epinephrine.1 EpiPen® Auto-Injector is used for the emergency treatment of the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, including pruritus, urticaria, angioedema, flushing, syncope, tachycardia and dyspnea due to laryngeal spasm and/or a decrease in blood pressure.1 Anaphylaxis can be caused by triggers such as food, biting or stinging insects, medicines, latex or even radiocontrast media and exercise.3-5
In that time, over 46 million EpiPen® Auto-Injectors have been dispensed.6
- EpiPen® Trainer included with every EpiPen 2-Pak® and EpiPen Jr 2-Pak®
- A one-step, flip-top carry case designed for single-handed opening
- A blue safety-release cap designed to prevent unintentional injection
- An ergonomic design for a firm grip and easy handling
- Illustrated instructions on the Trainer
- A brightly colored orange tip for identification of the needle end
- Never-See-Needle™ to protect against needle exposure both before and after use
These features are highlighted in Figure 1.
EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr Auto-Injectors are available in EpiPen 2-Pak® and EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® cartons.1 Up to 20% of patients need additional doses due to a biphasic reaction or protracted symptoms.2,4 According to the National Food Allergy Guidelines, it is recommended to have access to two epinephrine auto-injectors which provides more than two sequential doses if needed during an anaphylactic reaction. Each EpiPen 2-Pak® and EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® includes an EpiPen® Trainer, which may be valuable in promoting patient familiarity with the Trainer.
Never-See-Needle™ is a trademark of Mylan Specialty L.P.