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8100 Ashton Avenue, Suite 207B
Manassas, VA 20109

19735 Germantown Rd., Suite 180
Germantown, MD 20874

Toll free contact for all locations:
Tel: 855-528-7348
Fax: 855-329-2873

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Is the Most Prescribed Self-Injectable Epinephrine
The EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors (0.3 and 0.15 mg epinephrine, respectively) are used for the injection of epinephrine, the first-line treatment for allergic emergencies (anaphylaxis). EpiPen Auto-Injector is used to treat signs and symptoms of an allergic emergency, some of which include hives, redness of the skin, tightness in the throat, breathing problems and/or a decrease in blood pressure. Allergic emergencies can be caused by triggers such as food, stinging and biting insects, medicines, latex, or even exercise.

You never know when an allergic emergency will occur, so it’s essential for you and your loved ones to be prepared. Make sure you speak with your health care professional about how to identify the signs and symptoms of an allergic emergency. If you, your child or someone you're caring for shows signs or symptoms of an allergic emergency, inject the health care professional-prescribed EpiPen or EpiPen Jr. immediately, then promptly call 911 and seek immediate medical attention.

EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors are recommended and available in 2-Pak kits (also available as Twinject 0.3 mg or 0.15 mg). It is important that patients at risk for allergic emergencies carry two doses of epinephrine. EpiPen 2-Pak or Twinject provide an additional dose if needed during an allergic emergency. More than two doses of EpiPen Auto-Injector should only be administered under direct medical supervision. Talk to your health care professional if you need additional EpiPen Auto-Injector 2-Paks to keep at work, school or other locations. Each EpiPen 2-Pak also includes a training device.

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