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.
Bausch + Lomb offer a number of free patient education resources including free brochures and an expiry date reminder service which is also available to healthcare professionals so that you can ensure the Emerade AAI's in your emergency kit bags are always in date.
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Emerade is available in 2 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 the cap
Place Emerade against the outer side of the thigh at a 90° angle and press firmly so that the needle cover is depressed.
You will hear a click when the device has activated and the needle has penetrated the thigh.
Hold Emerade fully pressed against the thigh for 5 seconds.
Lightly massage the injection site afterwards
CALL 999 AND STATE “ANAPHYLAXIS”
While waiting for the ambulance you should lie down with your feet raised.
Unless this makes you breathless in which case you should sit on the floor.
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 5 minutes after 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.