EpiPen (Adrenaline) Auto-Injector 0.3 Mg: supply of a batch (no. 9FM766) with US-labelled auto-injectors packaged in UK cartons with a UK leaflet
Patients and carers familiar with the term adrenaline may be confused.
The auto-injector device in this batch is exactly the same as the normal UK EpiPen in every way except for the information on the label on the device.
Other differences between the US-labelled and UK-labelled auto-injectors are:
Please see below a comparison of the US and UK labels on the autoinjectors:
Reminder: Patients and carers should ‘Dial 999, ask for an ambulance and state anaphylaxis!’ after every use of the EpiPen auto-injector.
The label on the EpiPen (epinephrine) auto-injector is meant for the US. Therefore, patients and carers should read the outer carton and enclosed patient information leaflet which is designed for UK patients.
This Important Information leaflet from Mylan explains the difference for patients and healthcare professionals.