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The Clinical Takeaway: Anapen – Australia’s new brand adrenaline autoinjector. Why it is needed and what you need to know

The Clinical Takeaway: Anapen – Australia’s new brand adrenaline autoinjector. Why it is needed and what you need to know

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In this episode:

 

– With the availability of a second Adrenaline Autoinjector, Anapen on the market, GPs need to know the why, when, and how to use this
– There are some groups of patients at higher risk of needing a second dose of 300mcg Adrenaline and few of these higher risk patients actually carry both their Epipen devices with them
– Remember to update the patients Anaphylaxis Action plan when renewing prescriptions for the device
– Refer patients to an allergy specialist for all new cases of anaphylaxis, angioedema, when the diagnosis or allergen is in doubt or when a patient says they have not had an episode for a long time but gives a very compelling clinical history of anaphylaxis

 

 

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

 

Total time: 28 mins

 

Guest: Dr William Smith, Consultant Physician, Clinical Immunology and Allergy

 

Recommended resources:

 

Anapen website
New device option a boon for allergy patients – (Page 35) The Medical Republic
ASCIA guidelines: Adrenaline (Epinephrine) Injector Prescription
Anapen Action Plan

 

 

 

 

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