Emerade – Available from February 2014
You use it in much the same way as the Jext and Epipen by removing the safety cap, pressing to the outer thigh and holding in place for 5 seconds. However you’ll notice the Emerade looks quite different to the others and is all white in colour.
There is a choice of:
- 150mcg for up to 6 years of age
- 300mcg for up to 12 year olds
- 500mcg for the over 12s
Emerade follows the UK Resuscitation Council’s Guidelines for the Emergency treatment of anaphylactic reactions and is fitted with the recommended needle lengths i.e.16mm in the 150 device and 25mm in the 300 and 500 pens.
- Emerade has a 30 month shelf life.
- Needle is protected after use
For more details, and full prescribing information please visit www.emerade.com.
If you are a member of the Anaphylaxis Campaign you can also find out more here.
Has anyone been prescribed this pen yet? Has anyone used a trainer pen to see how it works?
I’ve not seen one yet but it’s always good to have some competition in the market, especially with products recalls like Jext last year.