Emergency

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.

Instructions for using the auto-injector

Epipen
Auvi-Q (in French, PDF 1MB)
Consult Health Canada for more details on Auvi-Q

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.

Not sure if it’s a severe allergic reaction?

Consult the list of symptoms to watch for

Or

Watch this video (in French)