Recently the FDA sent a scolding letter to EpiPen manufacturers, siting blatant flaws in their production process that could have negative and even fatal consequences for those who depend on the life-saving device.
Consumer Reports recently published an article aimed at protecting EpiPen users from suffering adverse effects.
Here a summarized version of the list:
- Check to see if your EpiPen has been recalled. Use this link to review recalled EpiPens.
- Carry more than one EpiPen. In some cases, the first dose will not be enough to cause symptoms to subside. Talk to your doctor about warning signs that indicate a second dose should be administered.
- According to experts, the auto-injector should be replaced before the 12/18-month expiration date (stamped on each Epi-Pen).
- Ensure you have the proper training.
- Always seek medical help after using your EpiPen.
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