Alert for Epinephrine Autoinjector Prescriptions

epiIf you or your family have food allergies, stinging insect allergies or a history of anaphylaxis, pay close attention to your epinephrine prescription the next time it is refilled.

Just last week national allergy organizations sent announcements to providers to make them aware that a generic version of the Adrenaclick® auto injector is being marketed under the name epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector. Adrenaclick® was a 2.0 version of the Twinject® device without the second dose inside. The availability of this generic version of Adrenaclick® could result in substitutions of other autoinjectors at the pharmacy. This is not a generic version of the EpiPen® or Auvi-Q® devices. It is important for patients and caregivers to receive the injectable epinephrine device on which they have been trained to minimize confusion, which could lead to a delay or an error in administering the drug.

Before leaving the pharmacy, make sure you have received the appropriate device. Further information and instructions for administration can be found at the following websites:

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