Adrenaline auto injector s advice on use May  Key messages x arry two adrenaline auto injectors with you at all times x Inject yourself in the outer thigh at the first signs of a severe allergic reac
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Adrenaline auto injector s advice on use May Key messages x arry two adrenaline auto injectors with you at all times x Inject yourself in the outer thigh at the first signs of a severe allergic reac

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Adrenaline auto injector s: advice on use May 2014 Key messages x arry two adrenaline auto injectors with you at all times x Inject yourself in the outer thigh at the first signs of a severe allergic reaction. x Every time you use an adrenaline auto inject or: &DOODVNIRUDQDPEXODQFHDQGVWDWH anaphylaxis , even if you start to feel better Lie flat with your legs up to keep your blood flowing. If possible, see k help immediately after using your auto injector and stay with someone while waiting

for the ambulance. If you still feel unwell after the first injection use your second injector 5 to 15 minutes after the first. x An adrenaline autoinjector is for emergency, on the spot treatment of an anaphylactic reaction. lways go to hospital after using an adrenaline auto injector What is an adrenaline auto injector and what is it for An adrenaline auto injector is an injection device filled with adrenaline. You should use it to inject yourself if you have an anaphylactic reaction What is an anaph ylactic reaction? n a naphylactic reaction is a life threatening allergic reaction which can

happen very quickly. It can be set off by various triggers. The most common triggers are certain foods, medicines, and wasp and bee stings. An injection of adrena line in the outer thigh is the best emergency, on the spot treatment for an anaphylactic reaction. When should I use my auto injector? At the first signs of a severe allergic reaction, use an adrenaline auto injector then call an ambulance. Signs of a se vere reaction include: x swelling in the throat x change in voice x difficulty swallowing or breathing x wheezing x dizziness x feeling faint x sudden tiredness
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should I use my auto injector x nject yourself in the outer thigh through your clothes at the first s igns of a severe allergic reaction . Your doctor or nurse should show you how to do this . x Every time you use an adrenaline auto injector: &DOODVNIRUDQDPEXODQFHDQGVWDWHDQDSK\OD xis , even if you start to feel better. Lie flat with your legs up t o keep your blood flowing. If you are having difficulty breathing, sit up to make breathing easier. If possible, seek help immediately after using

your auto injector and stay with someone while waiting for the ambulance. If you still feel unwell after the first inject ion use your second injector 5 to 15 minutes after the first. x arry two adrenaline auto injector with you at all times x heck the expiry date on your adrenaline auto injector and ask your doctor or nurse to prescribe you new ones before th ey expire. Out of date injectors may not work If you are in doubt about whether your reaction is severe or not, use your adrenaline auto injector. A note on b rands Make sure that you have been trained to use the brand of auto injector

that you have been prescribed because injection technique varies between brands. rder and practice using a trainer device (available for free from the manufactures website s) . The brand names of adrenaline auto injectors currently available in the UK are Emerade, EpiPen, a nd Jext. See manufacturers websites for further details .