EpiPens for Schools

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Click pharmacy specialises in supplying schools in the UK with EpiPen or Jext allergy (Adrelenine Auto-jector) pens for teachers or other staff member to keep on their school premises.

The process for schools to order adrelaline pens is very straight forward. Simply select the pen and quantity required and click ‘add to cart’ to proceed towards the order form. As part of the ordering process you will need to supply us with a signed letter from the headteacher or principal (or equivalent person) in your school or institution. We usualy look to ensure that pens are delivered securely to your school within one working day.

(Patients looking to place an order for personal use, please visit our EpiPen page).

Junior Epipen

Junior Epipen

Strength:

0.15 mg

In stock

From £49.99

EpiPen

EpiPen

Strength:

0.3 mg

Out stock

From £49.99

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Expected delivery date:

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

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12h 36m 20s

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EpiPen (Allergy Pens) for Schools

Click pharmacy specialises in supplying schools in the UK with EpiPen or Jext allergy (Adrelenine Auto-jector) pens for teachers or other staff member to keep on their school premises.

The process for schools to order adrelaline pens is very straight forward. Simply select the pen and quantity required and click ‘add to cart’ to proceed towards the order form. As part of the ordering process you will need to supply us with a signed letter from the headteacher or principal (or equivalent person) in your school or institution. We usualy look to ensure that pens are delivered securely to your school within one working day.

(Patients looking to place an order for personal use, please visit our EpiPen page).

How does EpiPen or Jext work?

In an anaphylactic shock, the chemicals that run in your system in response to the allergen cause a drop in your blood pressure. As a result, the air pathways get narrow and block your ability to breathe easily. The adrenalin injected through the Epipen counteracts this fatal reaction by constricting blood vessels to reduce swelling and increase blood pressure. Adrenalin relaxes the lungs and throat and makes it easier to breathe. It also stops the further release of reaction-causing chemicals.

What is an EpiPen?

Epipen is an adrenaline auto-injector (AAI) to cure and treat severe allergic reactions called anaphylaxis. Anaphylactic symptoms are highly severe than normal allergic reactions. Anaphylactic symptoms appear when your immune system overreacts to any substance like some food or medication. It may also happen due to insect stings, exercise, or exposure to latex.

Anaphylactic symptoms include breathing difficulties, wheezing, clammy skin, swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat, confusion, anxiety, collapsing, or unconsciousness. Anaphylaxis develops suddenly and rapidly anywhere up to an hour or two after contacting an allergen. The anaphylaxis symptoms may become life-threatening. The EpiPen injects a dose of epinephrine, also called adrenaline, to control the painful symptoms of the anaphylactic shock and relieve the sufferer.

How to buy Epipen or Jext for your school?

You are required to send us a signed letter from your school's headteacher or principal (or equivalent person) when placing an order.

The letter must:

  1. Be on school letterhead
  2. Contain a written statement from the headteacher, principal, or equivalent person highlighting their wish to order adrenaline pens for their institution.
  3. Specify the purpose for placing an order of the EpiPens.
  4. Mention the name (EpiPen, or Jext), dose (150 mcg or 300 mcg), and required quantity of adrenaline pen(s)
  5. And be signed and dated by the principal, headteacher, or equivalent person
  6. You can find an example letter on page 26 of the Department of Health guidance here. If you already have this letter, upload a scanned copy when completing the order form.

Why choose EpiPen?

Anaphylaxis is an emergency condition. It may become life-threatening if not treated quickly. It is an immediate first-line treatment; the EpiPen is pre-filled with the adrenaline required to treat anaphylactic shock. You can self-inject it conveniently, or the person caring for you can administer it. First, make sure how to use it correctly. With the EpiPen, you need not wait for an ambulance to get first aid. However, it is advisable to call emergency services if you are stuck with an anaphylactic shock.

What dose should I choose? |AAI Doses

Adrenaline auto-injector is available in two doses from our site:

  1. The 150 mcg (or 0.15 mg) dose for children weighing less than 30 kg
  2. The 300 mcg (or 0.3 mg) dose for children weighing over 30 kg and for adults

The maximum dose of adrenaline for an adult is 0.5 mg. For a child, the maximum dosage is 0.3 mg. The ideal dosage depends on your body weight. Your consultation with one of our doctors encompasses the discussion on dosage.

How should I take EpiPen?

You will get a pen-shaped applicator with an enclosed needle containing adrenaline. The EpiPen should be jabbed into your mid-outer thigh muscle to inject the epinephrine. Try to hold it in place until it clicks and count to 3. Hold the EpiPen for further 3 seconds to ensure you have received the entire dose. Massage the injected area for at least 10 seconds once the auto-injector is out of your thigh. For detailed instructions, follow the guidelines that come with the EpiPen.

For a more severe allergic reaction, you may administer another shot of epinephrine five to fifteen minutes after the first shot. If the doctor has prescribed you an EpiPen, make sure you have two pens for an emergency.

What is an EpiPen?

Epipen is an adrenaline auto-injector (AAI) to cure and treat severe allergic reactions called anaphylaxis. Anaphylactic symptoms are highly severe than normal allergic reactions. Anaphylactic symptoms appear when your immune system overreacts to any substance like some food or medication. It may also happen due to insect stings, exercise, or exposure to latex.

Anaphylactic symptoms include breathing difficulties, wheezing, clammy skin, swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat, confusion, anxiety, collapsing, or unconsciousness. Anaphylaxis develops suddenly and rapidly anywhere up to an hour or two after contacting an allergen. The anaphylaxis symptoms may become life-threatening. The EpiPen injects a dose of epinephrine, also called adrenaline, to control the painful symptoms of the anaphylactic shock and relieve the sufferer.

Legislation requiring schools to stock adrenaline pens

Since 2017, the UK government permits UK schools to purchase and hold spare adrenaline pens on site for use in cases of anaphylactic shock, requiring emergency administration.

It is essential for schools to follow this legislation as sometimes the student's own adrenaline pen is either not functioning or unavailable.

Schools do not require a prescription for purchasing adrenaline pens such as Emerade, Jext, and Epipen for this particular purpose.

You may read the instructions from the Department of Health here.

Trained individuals with their names registered are a must for administering the treatment. If your school has not found a training provider, the Anaphylaxis Campaign has set up the Allergy Wise for schools initiative to provide training and resources.

The instructions from the Department of Health specify that school staff members are not required to take the responsibility of administering emergency adrenaline treatment. However, it is better to have more staff members are trained to inject adrenaline as you cannot delay the treatment of anaphylaxes.

How to store EpiPen?

To ensure you get the full benefit of the EpiPen, store it correctly. Follow the recommendations for optimally storing your EpiPen:

  1. Store it at room temperature, do not refrigerate it
  2. Keep the EpiPen away from sunlight
  3. Do not store in a car during hot or cold weather
  4. Keep the EpiPen in its carrier tube
  5. Keep it away from water

Can children use an EpiPen?

A person weighing more than 25 kg may use an EpiPen. EpiPen Jr 0.15 mg is for children weighing between 7.5 kg to 25 kg.

What is the difference between EpiPen and an EpiPen Jr?

Epipen is for children weighing above 25 kg, while Epipen Jr is for younger children weighing less than 25 kg.

When should I inject an EpiPen?

To prevent the life-threatening condition, always inject an EpiPen as soon as the first sign of any known or suspected allergic reactions appears.

Who should inject an EpiPen?

A person experiencing an allergic reaction can inject an Epipen himself, or someone caring for him may also inject it.

How long should I hold the EpiPen in place?

Try to hold EpiPen in place for 3 seconds to receive the entire dose.

How should I inject my Epipen?

Place the orange tip perpendicular to the outer thigh and push the auto-injector until it sounds like a click. The click means EpiPen is activated.

What if I use an EpiPen when I don't need it?

If you use an EpiPen in case you don't need it, the symptoms are not too severe; a short-term numbness occurs at the place of the injection. However, it may disrupt blood flow and cause tissue death in the worst cases.

Can I use an EpiPen If I am pregnant?

Use EpiPen in pregnancy if utterly necessary in severe allergic reactions and with a doctor's consultation.

Can I inject an EpiPen through my clothes?

Yes, you may inject it through your clothes.

What should I do if I accidentally open the safety cap?

Discard the Epipen as opening the blue safety cap means it is activated.

If the EpiPen is not yet active despite removing the safety cap, place the needle gently back into its carrier tube and fasten it securely with the blue safety cap.

Where do I store an Epipen?

Store it at room temperature in a safe place. Do not expose it to extreme heat or cold.

What should I do if the liquid in my EpiPen begins to discolour?

The liquid in an EpiPen must be clear and colourless. Immediately replace your EpiPen if there are any signs of:

  1. Discoloured liquid
  2. Leakage or damage
  3. Solid precipitate

Can I use an EpiPen if I have a sulphite allergy?

In a severe allergic reaction, you can use an EpiPen despite having a sulphite allergy.

How do I dispose of an EpiPen?

Always seek medical assistance after injecting an EpiPen and give the used EpiPen to the medical assistant. It is vital to dispose of expired EpiPens in an appropriate bin.

What should I do if there is an air bubble in my EpiPen?

The air bubble is nitrogen gas, and it does not interfere with the use of the EpiPen. It is quite normal for bubbles to appear.

Can I travel with my EpiPen?

Always carry your EpiPen with you while travelling for any emergency.

Airlines often require a letter of notice beforehand if you are taking your EpiPen along you.

You may experience one or more of these side effects within five to ten minutes of taking this drug: Heart palpitations, heavy chest, anxiety, tremors, headache, cold skin, decreased touch sensation, blurred vision, sweating, tiredness, dizziness, pounding in the ears, vomiting, or nausea.

If you are worried about the possible side effects, consult your doctor or feel free to contact one of our healthcare professionals at Click Pharmacy.

Always read the patient information leaflet before starting your treatment. The patient information can be found here.

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