Updated Instructions for the use of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
2016 saw changes to the labeling for epinephrine auto-injectors to help patients and caregivers use the medication appropriately in the event of a severe allergic reaction, known as anaphylaxis. This change applies to adults and children using the medication. Previous instructions for the use of the epinephrine auto-injectors advised to hold the needle in place for ten seconds. The new labeling now advises that three seconds is enough time to keep the auto-injector in the outer thigh. Click here to read more about this change and detailed instructions.