Every child with an Adrenaline Auto injector (like Epipen), should have an ‘Allergy Action Plan’. 

http://www.bsaci.org/about/download-paediatric-allergy-action-plans

Also join the Anaphylaxis Campaign at  https://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/

https://www.allergyuk.org/information-and-advice/conditions-and-symptoms/33-anaphylaxis-and-severe-allergic-reaction

The needle of Epipen (or Jext or Emerade) has to be inserted and held in the muscle for 10 seconds to deliver the drug.

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. Jonathan B Williams 25 May 2017 at 10:14 am

    Which is the best out of all of them?

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    1. ramnikmathur 25 May 2017 at 10:20 am

      They are all the same. Slightly different mechanism of the actual injector. In Emerade, the cap is in the same side as the needle as opposed to Epipen and Jext. Emerade is also available in 500 micrograms, which is prescribed for older children and adults.

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    2. Ramnik Mathur 13 February 2020 at 11:20 am

      They are all the same. Emerade has a longer shelf life, so doesn’t expire as quickly as Epipen and Jext.

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  2. Fred Sackey 30 May 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Well done Ramnik, excellent resource

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    1. ramnikmathur 30 May 2017 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks Fred. Just had a horrible anaphylactic tragedy recently. Need to increase awareness about this serious condition.

      Reply
  3. Marcel J. Delauney 5 July 2017 at 4:29 pm

    This is a very helpful site!

    Reply

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