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Resources for Healthcare Providers

Frequently Asked Questions

Pfizer provides Canadian healthcare providers with a wide variety of useful tools and practical resources on anaphylaxis and the EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injector.

From the first diagnosis of severe allergies to ongoing education, get useful information that your clinic and patients may find helpful to treat and manage anaphylaxis.

Getting started with EpipenOrg kitBlue to sky, orange to thighPatient Assessment Tool
Tools and resources for your clinic

Patient diagnosis

Patient Assessment ToolPatient Assessment Tool

Help determine if a patient is at risk for anaphylaxis.

Clinical Criteria CardClinical Criteria Card

Guidelines for diagnosing anaphylaxis and prescribing the EpiPen® Auto-Injector.

EpiPen® Product MonographProduct Monograph

Important information about prescribing the EpiPen® Auto-Injector.

Clinic education

Learn more about the EpiPen Consumer Training Kit and Clinic KitEpiPen® Consumer Training Kit
and Organization Kit

Use the FREE EpiPen® Training Device included in both the Training Kit and Organization Kit to demonstrate and practice using the EpiPen® Auto-Injector.

Patient Instruction SheetPatient Instruction Sheet

Counsel patients on how to properly administer the EpiPen® Auto-Injector.

Food Allergy PosterFood Allergy Poster

Display in your waiting room or exam room to provide patients with key information regarding food allergies and anaphylaxis.

Anaphylaxis Education PosterAnaphylaxis Education Poster

Display in your clinic to help educate patients about the symptoms of anaphylaxis and how to use EpiPen®.

Tools and resources for your patients

Patient education and training

EpiPen Consumer Training Kit and Organization KitEpiPen® Consumer Training Kit

Patients can use the FREE EpiPen® Training Device included in both the Training Kit and Organization Kit to practice using the EpiPen® Auto-Injector.

Patient reminders

Expiration Reminder ServiceEpiPen® Expiration Reminder Service

Make sure you always have a valid EpiPen® Auto-Injector in your office by registering for the Expiration Reminder Service.

EpiPen Reminder CardEpiPen® Consumer Reference Cards

These compact cards help ensure your patients know how to use EpiPen® as well as where to find practical resources and consumer information. Available in multiple languages.

EpiPen® consumer information and resources

MyEpiPen Canada consumer appMyEpiPen Canada Consumer app

MyEpiPen Canada app is designed to teach patients and others about the EpiPen® Auto-Injector and what to do in the event of a severe allergic reaction.

Consumer Restaurant CardConsumer Restaurant Card

Your patients can tell restaurant staff about their severe food allergies whenever they dine out.

EpiPen Canada consumer Facebook pageEpiPen® Canada Consumer Facebook page

People living with severe allergies can get the latest news and updates about EpiPen® and anaphylaxis on their Facebook page.

Product MonographEpiPen® 101 Consumer Training

In three short interactive lessons, this 20-minute training program shows how and when to use EpiPen®.

Indications and Clinical Use:
  • EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors are indicated for the emergency treatment of anaphylactic reactions in patients who are determined to be at increased risk for anaphylaxis, including individuals with a history of anaphylactic reactions.
  • Select dose according to patient’s body weight.
  • Inject into the outer thigh.
  • Following treatment of anaphylaxis, the patient must call 911.

There are no absolute contraindications to the use of epinephrine in a life-threatening allergic situation.

Relevant Warnings and Precautions:
  • Avoid use of epinephrine in patients with cardiogenic, traumatic, or hemorrhagic shock; cardiac dilation; cerebral arteriosclerosis; organic brain damage, and narrow-angle glaucoma
  • Use with caution in patients with cardiac arrhythmias; coronary artery or organic heart disease; hypertension and hyperthyroidism
  • Sulfite sensitivity
  • Diabetes
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Not intended as a substitute for immediate medical care, the patient should seek immediate medical or hospital care
  • More than two sequential doses of epinephrine should only be administered under direct medical supervision
  • The patient/carer should be informed about the possibility of biphasic anaphylaxis
  • Epinephrine should only be injected into the anterolateral aspect of the thigh. Hold child's leg firmly during injection
  • Suboptimal effect in patients with a thick subcutaneous fat layer
  • Injection site infections
For More Information:
Please consult the prescribing information at www.pfizer.ca/pm/en/EPIPEN.pdf for more information relating to adverse reactions, drug interactions, and dosing information, which has not been discussed in this piece. The prescribing information is also available by calling 1-800-463-6001.