Tips for Getting the Auto-Injector You Want

Each epinephrine auto-injector works a little differently, and you may have a preference about which device to purchase.

Whether you have been managing food allergies for many years or just received a diagnosis, you may have a preference about which epinephrine auto-injector to purchase. It is important to make this decision in partnership with your doctor. Below are some tips for getting the auto-injector you want.

  1. Talk with your doctor about which product is best for you.
  2. Make sure you are trained on your chosen device before leaving your doctor’s office.
  3. Ask your doctor to write your prescription specifically for the brand name or generic product you want.
  4. Talk to your pharmacist about the epinephrine auto-injector you want when dropping off your prescription.
  5. Before you purchase an epinephrine auto-injector, ask about its expiration date. If you are dissatisfied with the expiration date, you can ask the pharmacist for a newer auto-injector with a longer useful life.
  6. Before leaving the pharmacy, double-check the product you were given to make sure it is what you wanted and what your doctor prescribed.