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New rules on how to give injections of Epipen and Epipen Jr

There has been a guideline change to how to administer Epipen and Epipen Jr:

  • Hold the needle in place for only 3 seconds
  • Do not massage the area after administration

IMPORTANT: The above is recommended for current stock of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr regardless of current labelling. New stock will carry the updated instructions.

If you follow the previous instructions note that there will be no change in the effectiveness of the adrenaline.

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy have produced a video and an information sheet (with diagrams) on how to use the Epipen and Epipen Jr.

 

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