rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.


Emerade – new on the market as of 30th December 2013

A new Adrenaline Auto-injector now available in the UK; Emerade is now available on NHS prescription.
New Emerade autoinjector

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

If you are a member of the Anaphylaxis Campaign you can also find out more here.

To find out how to use an EpiPen watch this video.

And read my experience of using my EpiPen for the first time.

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.



An allergy and health writer and freelance copywriter, Ruth is passionate about helping those with allergies and food intolerances take control, embrace their condition, and learn to live with and love who they are. It can be very lonely finding you have allergies and discovering what helps you can be a life long journey. What works for one person won't work for another, so after trying nearly every allergy treatment under the sun and finding hours of research necessary to keep abreast of what's going on, Ruth started writing her blog, What Allergy? in April 2009. Ruth has life threatening allergies herself to all nuts, all diary, tomatoes and celery and knows first-hand what it's like to have an anaphylactic attack. Voted in the Top 5 UK allergy blogs by Cision UK in 2011, What Allergy is packed full of interesting articles, hints and tips and product reviews which are a must read for anyone with allergies, food intolerances or sensitivities, asthma and eczema. From subjects such as "What is celery allergy?" to "Surviving a holiday abroad with allergies", it's packed with useful and interesting information. You can register free for a weekly newsletter by visiting her website and also keep in touch by following her on Facebook and Twitter.

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