ALK Pharma Jext300, adrenaline n54 injector recall pdf, without its safety cover. The first epinephrine autoinjector was brought to market in the 1980s. The injection may be repeated every 5 to 15 minutes if there is insufficient response.
It is not clear which are the people who might need a second injection at the outset. The epinephrine in autoinjectors expires after one year. The inner mechanism of an epinephrine autoinjector. Four latch mechanisms that hold the plunger secure.
Later springs back to cover the needle after use. Needle exits through a protective barrier when this is pressed against the skin. People to whom epinephrine autoinjectors are prescribed need to be trained how to use the specific device prescribed. The rate of unintentional injections using these devices is unknown but a 2009 review found that the rate is increasing. The cause of unintentional injections has been attributed to design flaws, where the device is mistaken for a pen or the user mistakes which end of the device contains the needle. It found that how well the user was trained was the most important factor determining successful delivery, and requested companies to develop better training materials for doctors and people to whom the devices are prescribed.