EpiPen Auto-Injectors are automatic injection devices containing adrenaline for allergic emergencies. The Auto-Injectors should be used only by a person with a history or an acknowledged risk of an anaphylactic reaction. The Auto-Injectors are indicated in the emergency treatment of allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to insect stings or bites, foods, drugs and other allergens as well as idiopathic or exercise induced anaphylaxis. Such reactions may occur within minutes after exposure and consist of flushing, apprehension, syncope, tachycardia, thready or unobtainable pulse associated with a fall in blood pressure, convulsions, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps, involuntary voiding, wheezing, dyspnea due to laryngeal spasm, pruritis, rashes, urticaria or angioedema.
For these reasons Auto-Injectors should always be carried by such persons in situations of potential risks.