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Are you ready
for summer?
In this issue:
Summer allergens
Do you know?
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Summertime happens. Be prepared.
Being prepared means avoiding known allergens, knowing what symptoms to watch for, using an EpiPen® (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector if a life-threatening (severe) allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) occurs, and getting emergency medical help right away.
Whether you’re on a vacation or a staycation, it’s important to remember these 4 steps, and to bring your EpiPen® Auto-Injectors wherever the summer takes you. See when to use an EpiPen® Auto-Injector and how to use one.
It’s also important to be aware of the challenges and surprises that specific allergens can bring. Here are some tips for summer.
  If your allergen is…
 
Certain foods
Know what ingredients are in summertime recipes, and:
• Pack food separately
• Provide serving utensils for each food separately
  • Use a plastic tablecloth on picnic tables to avoid food allergens that may have been left on the table
  • Cook items on a fresh piece of aluminum foil—especially on a park barbecue or grill
 
Bee, wasp and hornet stings
• Avoid eating and drinking outside
• Wear long pants, long-sleeve shirts and shoes
  • Avoid wearing perfume, cologne or scented soaps
  • Avoid going barefoot, especially in clover and flowering ground cover
  • Also avoid wearing brightly colored or patterned clothing
  • Have any bee, wasp or hornet nests removed by professionals
 
Biting insects
• Use insect repellent to help keep many insects away
• Avoid humid, wet areas and standing, undisturbed water
  • Stay inside during peak mosquito time (dawn to dusk)
  • If you’ve been bitten by a tick, refer to these instructions for tick removal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
 
High mold and pollen counts
Keep outdoor activities to a minimum.
 
Poison ivy, oak and sumac and grasses
Wear long sleeves and pants.
  Tips compiled from information from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), and the University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Epinephrine
Do you know when to use epinephrine and when to use an antihistamine?
When people react to a trigger they tend to reach for over-the-counter antihistamines. But antihistamines are not approved for the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis. According to national food allergy guidelines, epinephrine is the only recommended first-line treatment for anaphylaxis.
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Important Safety Information
EpiPen® (epinephrine injection) 0.3 mg and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection) 0.15 mg 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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Indications
EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® 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.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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