This medicine is for emergency use only and you should seek immediate medical attention after using your auto-injector. Your Doctor should have carefully instructed you when to use, and the correct way to use, the Anapen auto-injector. This website is not intended to replace that advice. If in doubt, talk to your Doctor.

Always carry two Anapen devices, in their original packaging, to ensure the recommended dose can be given. Make sure you and those closest to you are familiar with these instructions, so you can avoid uncertainty in an emergency. If in the event that one device is not enough to reverse the reaction, or the device doesn't function, be prepared to administer a second dose.

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Grey safety cap

This covers the red firing button. It stops the button being pushed by mistake.

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Parts of the Anapen Auto-Injector

Red, push-button activation to administer the adrenaline.

Injection indicator: Red deployment indicator confirms that the adrenaline has been administered.

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Inspection window enables confirmation that the adrenaline is clear, colourless and ready for use.

Needle end label clearly identifies injection end.

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Rigid needle shield

Designed for improved syringe needle protection.

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Black Needle Shield

Protects the needle when the patient is not using the Anapen Auto-injector. Can be replaced after use to prevent needle-stick injuries.

Using the Anapen Auto-Injector

To use your Anapen Auto-Injector, you must follow the steps below:

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1Remove the black needle shield by pulling hard in the direction of the arrow. This also removes a grey protective needle shield.
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2Remove the grey safety cap from the red firing button by pulling it away from the device.
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3Hold the open needle end (needle end) of Anapen against the outer part of the thigh. If necessary, you can use an Anapen through light clothing, such as denim, cotton or polyester.
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4Press the red firing button so that it clicks. Keep holding the Anapen Auto-Injector against the outer thigh for 10 seconds. Slowly remove Anapen from the thigh, then gently massage the injection area.
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5The injection indicator will have turned red. This shows that the injection is complete. If the injection indicator is not red, injection must be repeated with a new Anapen. If in the event that one device is not enough to reverse the reaction, or the device doesn't work, be prepared to administer a second dose.
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6After the injection, the needle sticks out. To cover it, click the wide end of the black needle shield back on the open end (needle end) of the Anapen Auto-injector (as indicated by the arrow)
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