Allerject® is indicated for the emergency treatment of serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) and is intended for people who are at risk and for people with a history of serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). It should be used immediately when the child experiences a severe allergic reaction. This is emergency treatment. It does not replace seeing a doctor or going to the hospital. After injection, seek immediate medical attention.
Some of the ways it works include:
- Relaxes the muscles in your airways so you can breathe more easily
- Helps to reverse the rapid and dangerous decrease in blood pressure
Allerject® contains an electronic voice instruction system to help guide you through each step of your injection. If the voice instructions do not work for any reason, use Allerject® as indicated in these Instructions for Use. It will still work during an allergic reaction emergency.
- Pull Allerject® from the outer case. (Do not go to step 2 until you are ready to use Allerject®. If you are not ready to use, put it back in the outer case.)
- Pull off RED safety guard. (To reduce the chance of an accidental injection, do not touch the black base of the auto-injector, which is where the needle comes out. If an accidental injection happens, get medical help immediately. NOTE: The safety guard is meant to be tight. Pull firmly to remove)
- Place BLACK end against the middle of the outer thigh (through clothing, if necessary), then press firmly and hold in place for five seconds. (Only inject into the middle of the outer thigh (upper leg). Do not inject into any other location. NOTE: Allerject® makes a distinct sound (click and hiss) when you press it against your leg. This is normal and indicates Allerject® is working correctly.)
- Seek immediate medical or hospital care. (Replace the outer case and take your used Allerject® with you to your pharmacist or physician for proper disposal and replacement.)