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Offline spacecanada

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New EpiPen labelling and directions?
« on: June 07, 2016, 10:10:22 PM »
Posted to my local allergy group, the FDA updated EpiPen use and directions:
http://1.usa.gov/25KOFby

The biggest changes are holding the leg of a child and only holding the device in place for three seconds. Interesting.
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
family members allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, sesame, shellfish

Offline Jessica

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Re: New EpiPen labelling and directions?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 01:43:16 PM »
A doctor on one of the fb allergy groups was instrumental in the studies used for the new guidelines. She also deconstructed the auvi q to try to determine the problems with it and has been doing/overseeing tests about temperature guidelines.
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Offline PurpleCat

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Re: New EpiPen labelling and directions?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2016, 07:22:46 AM »
Now you have me wondering if it was 3 seconds when they changed the injector to include the orange cover over the needle and I don't read the sheet anymore so I did not see that.

Our allergist office still teaches 10 to my knowledge.

Offline spacecanada

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Re: New EpiPen labelling and directions?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2016, 10:04:11 AM »
This update was made in May 2016.  It may take time for updated instructions to roll out into the real world.
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
family members allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, sesame, shellfish

Offline Puddles

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Re: New EpiPen labelling and directions?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2016, 06:37:01 AM »
Holding the leg makes sense.

I thought they shortened the time (10 seconds) a while ago. The intent was to get every last drop, literally. And I thought it was a while ago someone did testing and no more is injected after 5 seconds. Maybe I have a faulty memory, or maybe wasn't worth changing instructions until there was something else to change.