The early utilization of injectable epinephrine is essential in treating anaphylaxis from food allergies. With food allergic children returning to school, there is an increased demand for epinephrine autoinjectors. Now is an excellent time to check whether year autoinjector has reached the expiration date. Unfortunately, there is a nationwide shortage primarily because of supply issues. There are several options available:
Mylan, the company that manufactures the Epipen, has a help line, 800-796-9526 to assist patients in finding an Epi-pen or authorized generic locally. If you have any difficulty obtaining auto–injectable epinephrine, please call us at 208-378-0080.