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Review the simple 2-step administration process.

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How do I use EpiPen®?

Remove the EpiPen® Auto-Injector from the carrier tube and follow these 2 simple steps:

  • Hold firmly with orange tip pointing downward.
  • Remove blue safety cap by pulling straight up. Do not bend or twist.
  • Swing and push orange tip firmly into mid-outer thigh until you hear a “click.”
  • Hold on thigh for several seconds.

Built-in needle protection

  • When EpiPen® is removed, the orange needle cover automatically extends to cover the injection needle, ensuring the needle is never exposed.

After using EpiPen®, you must seek immediate medical attention or go to the emergency room. For the next 48 hours, you must stay close to a healthcare facility or be able to call 911.

It is important that you call 911, or have someone take you to the emergency room, because the effects of epinephrine can wear off and there is a chance of a second reaction.

Video: How to use EpiPen®

Watch this video to see how to properly use EpiPen® and how to practice with your EpiPen® Training Device. Show this video to family and friends to ensure they know how to use EpiPen® in the event of a severe allergic reaction.

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The EpiPen® Training Device

Practicing with the EpiPen® Training Device can help ensure you know how to use your EpiPen® in the event of a severe allergic reaction.

The EpiPen® Training Device is easily distinguishable from the real Auto-Injector—the label clearly states "Training Device" and is pale blue in colour.

The EpiPen® Training Device works in the same way as the real EpiPen®, but does not contain a needle or epinephrine. To use the EpiPen® Training Device simply pull off the blue safety release, swing and push the orange tip firmly into the mid-outer thigh until it "clicks", AND HOLD on the thigh for several seconds.

To practice again, the EpiPen® Training Device must be reset. To do this, replace the blue safety release, place the tip on a hard surface, squeeze the sides of the tip and push down.

Click here to order an EpiPen® Starter Kit, which contains the EpiPen® Training Device to help you practice using EpiPen®.

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