It is recommended that 2 adrenaline auto-injectors are prescribed, which patients should carry at all times, to find out more click here.
Emerade is an adrenaline auto-injector used for the emergency treatment of severe acute allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to foods, medicines, insect stings, bites or other allergens. It can also be used for exercise induced anaphylaxis.
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The UK Resuscitation Council's Guidelines for Healthcare Providers recommend a 5 -10 mcg/kg dose.
Emerade is available in 3 doses.
The diagram below illustrates the correct dosing for Emerade. Please refer to the Summary of Product Characteristics before prescribing.
500 μg is not recommended for use in children
How to use Emerade
Remove needle shield
Press against the OUTER THIGH
Hold for 5 seconds
Massage the injection site gently, then call 999, ask for an ambulance stating "Anaphylaxis". Avoid any sudden change in position, and do not stand up, even if you are feeling better
While waiting for the ambulance, lie flat with your feet up unless it makes it difficult for you to breathe
In this case, sit up straight. Ask someone to stay with you until the ambulance arrives
Unconscious patients should be placed on their side in the recovery position. Avoid any sudden change in position, and do not stand up, even if you are feeling better
An activated Emerade® cannot be used again. If your symptoms do not improve or get worse within 5 to 15 minutes of the first injection, you or your companion should use a second pre-filled pen. Therefore, you must always have two Emerade® pre-filled pens with you.
Your dose will be decided by your doctor depending on your bodyweight.
Emerade® is for single use only. However, in the absence of clinical improvement a second injection of Emerade® may be administered 5 -15 minutes after the first injection.
It is therefore recommended that you consult with your doctor to carry one or more Emerade®.
For full dosage information please refer to the Patient Information Leaflet.