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How to store

It’s important to properly store your EpiPen® Auto-Injector to help keep it effective and ready to use in the event of a severe allergic reaction.
When storing EpiPen®, follow these recommendations:
  • Always keep your EpiPen® Auto-Injector at room temperature. Do not refrigerate. Do not drop.
  • Do not expose EpiPen® to direct sunlight.
  • Do not keep EpiPen® in a vehicle during extremely hot or cold weather.
  • Keep your EpiPen® Auto-Injector in the carrier tube to protect it from damage. However, keep in mind that the carrier tube is not waterproof.
  • The blue safety release cap helps to prevent accidental injection. Keep the blue safety release cap on until you need to use EpiPen®.
  • Do not keep folded paper instructions or any other objects in the carrier tube with your EpiPen® Auto-Injector. This may prevent removing the auto-injector quickly in the event of a severe allergic emergency.
  • Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Occasionally inspect the EpiPen® solution through the viewing window.

The solution should always be clear. Discoloured EpiPen® Auto-Injectors should not be used.

Replace your EpiPen® Auto-Injector if you see:
  • Discoloured or brown solution
  • Solid particles (also called precipitate)
  • Any signs of leakage or damage to the carrier

Ask your pharmacist or physician about how to properly dispose of an EpiPen® Auto-Injector that’s discoloured, used, or expired. Never try taking the auto-injector apart.

Always replace your EpiPen® Auto-Injector before the expiration date or after using it.
Be prepared by keeping an EpiPen® Auto-Injector in each of the locations you visit regularly:
  • Your bag or EpiPen® carrier
  • Home
  • Cottage/vacation home
  • Work
  • School
  • Daycare
  • Camp
  • Gym

Replace your EpiPen® Auto-Injector before it expires.
Register for the Expiration Reminder Service