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25May

MEDA Pharmaceuticals UK, suppliers of EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr Auto-Injectors (0.3 and 0.15 mg adrenaline), has assured the Department of Health that it has adequate product supply to cover all patients requiring replacement adrenaline auto-injectors (AAI) with immediate effect.

This confirmation is made in light of the voluntary product recall of Anapen® by Lincoln Medical which was announced on 23rd May 2012.

EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr Auto-Injectors (0.3 and 0.15 mg adrenaline) are used to treat signs and symptoms of a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), some of which include hives, redness of the skin, tightness in the throat, breathing problems and/or a decrease in blood pressure. A life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) can be caused by triggers such as food, stinging and biting insects, medicines, latex, or even exercise.

Sufficient stock levels of EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr Auto-Injectors (0.3 and 0.15 mg adrenaline) are available to cover all patients in the UK who require new AAIs.

Patient information and support materials are also available for patients requiring a switch in medication. For further stock and patient information enquiries please contact:

MEDA
Tel:
+44 (0)845 460 0000
Fax: +44 (0)845 460 0002
Email: info@medapharma.co.uk

  

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3 Responses to MEDA Pharmaceuticals UK Confirms Availability of EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr Auto-Injectors

  1. fazilat shivji

    hi i just wanted to ask why does our pharmacy give us epi pens with short expiry dates.
    thank you.

    • john

      What is the usual time lapse between a post on this website and and answer from your people to the question? Fazilat’s March 11th 2013 question still appears to be outstanding.
      I look forward to the response to this one and the one that emailed to the info address above?

  2. Marion Croskery

    How long are expiry dates on Epi pens?

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