EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injectors

EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® Auto-Injectors are used for the injection of epinephrine.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

EpiPen® Auto-Injector has been the most prescribed brand of self-injectable epinephrine for more than 25 years.

In that time, over 46 million EpiPen® Auto-Injectors have been dispensed.6

Watch a step-by-step video for patients on how to use the EpiPen® Auto-Injector.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Features include:7

  • 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 2-Pak®

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.