How to Use an EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr.

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  1. Pull off grey safety cap. 
  2. Place black tip on outer thigh (always apply to thigh).
  3. Using a swing and jab motion, press hard into thigh until Auto Injector mechanism functions.
  4. Hold in place and count to 10.
  5. The EpiPen® unit should then be removed and discarded. (Take the used unit with you to the Emergency Room.)
  6. Massage the injection area for 10 seconds.
  7. Once EpiPen® is used, call 911 and go to the nearest hospital, even if the symptoms are mild or appear to have stopped.
  8. State that additional Epinephrine (EpiPen®) may be needed.
  9. Take the used unit with you to the Emergency Room. 

 

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