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Advice re: Use of EpiPens for Adults and Children

Advice re use of EpiPens for children and adults:

ASCIA recommends that children between 10-20kg should have the EpiPen Jr (green label)and those over 20kg(which is usually kids 5 yrs of age and over) should have the EpiPen(yellow label) prescribed. We are very aware of the difference in instruction but we follow what Australia’s allergy specialists(ASCIA) have decided. See documentation at below links from ASCIA website:

See Q 19 http://www.allergy.org.au/images/pcc/ASCIA_PCC_Adrenaline_autoinjector_FAQs_2015.pdf

See page 3 http://www.allergy.org.au/images/stories/anaphylaxis/2016/ASCIA_Guidelines_AAI_Prescription_2016.pdf

https://www.nps.org.au/australian-prescriber/articles/anaphylaxis-wallchart – this is Australia wide emergency department instruction which includes dose information as well.

Source: Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia