Resources for Healthcare Providers
Take advantage of these useful tools and practical resources on anaphylaxis and the EpiPen® (epinephrine)
Make sure you always have a valid EpiPen®
Guidelines for diagnosing anaphylaxis and prescribing the EpiPen®
Use the FREE EpiPen® Training Device included in both the Starter Kit and Organization Kit to practice using the EpiPen®
Counsel patients on how to properly administer the EpiPen®
Help determine if a patient is at risk for anaphylaxis.
Important information about prescribing the EpiPen®
- EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr (epinephrine)
Auto-Injectorsare 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.
- 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
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