You wouldn't dream of leaving the house without your phone on you. Well, think of your EpiPen® in the same way and make sure it is always with you. Just in case you have an allergic reaction and need to act quickly.
** Keep the container in the outer carton in order to protect from light.
*How to use it…
Remove the blue safety cap.
Remember, blue to sky, orange to thigh
Hold the EpiPen®roughly 10cm away, with the orange tip pointing towards your outer thigh.
Jab the EpiPen® firmly into your outer thigh at a right angle.
Hold firmly for 3 seconds.
Ask for an ambulance and say 'anaphylaxis' (anna-fill-axis).
If you get any side effects or have a device failure, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. Please report side effects or device failures with any medicine or vaccine to the medicines regulator MHRA through the Yellow Card Scheme.
It is easiest and quickest to report side effects and device failures online via the Yellow Card website: https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/ or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
Alternatively, prepaid Yellow Cards for reporting are available by writing to FREEPOST YELLOW CARD (no other address details necessary), by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephoning the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) free phone line: 0800-731-6789, or by downloading and printing a form from the Yellow Card section of the MHRA website. You can also report side effects and device failures direct to the marketing authorisation holder at email@example.com.