Dr. Phillip Lieberman, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at University of Tennessee College of Medicine, and member of the NIAID-sponsored expert panel added: "The guidelines recognize that up to 20% of those who receive epinephrine will require more than one dose before symptoms are relieved. In addition, the need for additional epinephrine cannot be reliably predicted at the onset of a reaction.(4,5) Therefore, consistent with the guidelines, patients prescribed an epinephrine auto-injector should be given a prescription which allows two doses."
Each EpiPen 2-Pak contains an EpiPen Auto-Injector training device to help patients become comfortable with administration. The training device contains no drug product or needle.
Dey is no longer shipping single EpiPen Auto-Injector package configurations in the U.S.; however, the single EpiPen Auto-Injector may still be available at certain pharmacies for a few weeks until their stock is depleted. The single EpiPen Auto-Injector package configuration will continue to be available outside of the U.S.
If there are any questions regarding the transition away from single EpiPen Auto-Injectors, please contact Dey Customer Service at 800.395.3376.
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death,(3,4) either through swelling that shuts off airways or through a significant drop in blood pressure.(3,4) Anaphylaxis can be triggered by certain foods, insect stings, medications, latex or other allergens.(3) Food allergies, a medical condition which has recently been reported to affect one in 13 children in the U.S.,(6) are the most common trigger of anaphylaxis.(6)
About EpiPen Auto-Injector
EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr (0.3 and 0.15 mg epinephrine) Auto-Injectors are for the emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). As with any medication, E
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