EpiPen® Adult contains adrenaline, the first line treatment for severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). EpiPen® Adult is used to treat patients who have had a severe allergic reaction caused by, for example, hypersensitivity to food, medicines, stinging insects, latex or other allergens possibly unidentified.
Your doctor or pharmacist will assess which EpiPen® is right for you – this is usually based on weight. EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® Auto-Injectors are Pharmacist only medicines available over the counter from your pharmacist or from your doctor. A prescription is not required.