For any emergency situation, call 9-1-1.
In case of anaphylaxis :
- The epinephrine auto-injector is the only medication recommended.
- Do not delay the administration of epinephrine.
- Administering epinephrine when not needed will not have serious consequences in a healthy person.
- Asthma medications (Ventolin® type bronchodilators) and antihistamines (e.g. Benadryl®) are not recommended during an anaphylactic reaction.
In the absence of a first responder or ambulance technician, anyone may administer the auto-injector to a person showing signs of a severe allergic reaction of the anaphylactic type.
If you don’t have a child sized auto-injector
If a child shows signs of an anaphylactic reaction and you only have an adult sized auto-injector at hand, it is recommended to use it promptly.