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What are tips to keep in mind about carrying my auto-injector?

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The auto-injector won't do you any good if you don't have it with you. When you pick up your prescription at the drugstore, you'll get two injectors. Carry both with you at all times in case one doesn't work or you have a reaction needs a second dose.

Extreme heat and cold can damage the medication in your auto-injectors, so store them at room temperature. Don't leave them in your car.

The injectors are usually good for a year, so keep track of the date on the box.

SOURCES:

Jane Purser, MD, Allergy Clinic of Tulsa, OK.

Rabia Chaudhry, MD, Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Management, Moorestown, NJ.

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “When to Use an Epinephrine Auto-injector.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 05, 2018

SOURCES:

Jane Purser, MD, Allergy Clinic of Tulsa, OK.

Rabia Chaudhry, MD, Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Management, Moorestown, NJ.

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “When to Use an Epinephrine Auto-injector.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 05, 2018

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