(Sponsored Post) Food allergies are on the rise. In fact, an estimated one in 13 U.S. children lives with a food allergy. Do you, or does someone you know, have food allergies? If so, as school routines begin again, be sure to have an anaphylaxis action plan in place.
For “Project Runway” judge, Marie Claire Creative Director and mom Nina Garcia; “Girl Meets World” actor Auggie Maturo; and Chef Amanda Freitag having a plan in place to manage potentially life-threatening (severe) allergies is number one on their check list anytime of the year.
Each of them, and anyone affected by severe allergies, should have an anaphylaxis action plan that includes:
- Avoiding known allergens
- Recognizing signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
- Having access to two epinephrine auto-injectors, such as EpiPen® (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injectors, at all times
- Seeking immediate emergency medical care if anaphylaxis occurs
Learn more at EpiPenOnLocation.com.
EpiPen® On Location™ is a national call-to-action for those living with severe allergies and their caregivers to understand the importance of avoiding allergic triggers and having access to two epinephrine auto-injectors, such as EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr® Auto-Injectors, at all times – whether at home, school, work or on vacation.
Nina Garcia, Amanda Freitag and Auggie Maturo are paid spokespeople of Mylan.
EpiPen® (epinephrine injection) 0.3 mg and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors are for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) caused by allergens, exercise, or unknown triggers; and for people who are at increased risk for these reactions. EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® are intended for immediate administration as emergency supportive therapy only. Seek immediate emergency medical help right away.
Important Safety Information
EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® Auto-Injectors contain a single dose of epinephrine, which you (or your caregiver or others who may be in a position to administer EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr®) inject into the middle of your outer thigh (upper leg) (through clothing, if necessary). Get emergency medical help right away. You may need further medical attention. Only a health care professional should give additional doses of epinephrine if you need more than two injections for a single anaphylactic episode. DO NOT INJECT INTO YOUR VEINS, BUTTOCKS, FINGERS, TOES, HANDS OR FEET. In case of accidental injection, please seek immediate medical treatment. Epinephrine should be used with caution if you have heart disease or are taking certain medicines that can cause heart-related (cardiac) symptoms.
Tell your doctor if you have certain medical conditions such as asthma, depression, thyroid disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease, have any other medical conditions, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Be sure to also tell your doctor all the medicines you take, especially medicines for asthma. If you have certain medical conditions, or take certain medicines, your condition may get worse or you may have longer lasting side effects when you use EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr®.
The most common side effects may include increase in heart rate, stronger or irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea or vomiting, difficulty breathing, paleness, dizziness, weakness, shakiness, headache, apprehension, nervousness or anxiety. These side effects may go away if you rest. Tell your health care professional if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
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