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Living with Food Allergies

Epinephrine

Epinephrine is the first-line treatment for anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Epinephrine is a safe and highly-effective medication that can reverse severe allergy symptoms.

Treating Severe Allergic Reactions

Someone having a severe allergic reaction could have a combination of symptoms from different body areas. These symptoms can quickly progress to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition that requires epinephrine. Learn about available treatments for severe food allergy reactions. 

 

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How to Use an Epinephrine Auto-Injector

If your allergist prescribes epinephrine, it is normal to be nervous about learning how to properly use the auto-injector. Keep in mind that thousands of people have successfully learned to use these devices—and with practice, you will, too. Knowing that you are prepared for an emergency will give you peace of mind.

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More Information about Epinephrine

Recognizing and Responding to Anaphylaxis

Take FARE's free course, Save a Life: Recognizing and Responding to Anaphylaxis, to learn more about anaphylaxis, its causes and the proper emergency response.

Epinephrine Options and Training

Learn about the epinephrine auto-injectors currently available on the market and how each works.

Access to Epinephrine

Quick access to epinephrine, the first-line treatment for a severe or life-threatening allergic reaction, is critical for individuals managing food allergies.

Insurance Appeal Information

When an insurer does not provide affordable access to epinephrine—either by refusing to cover the medication or only covering a small amount of the cost—you can initiate an appeals process through your insurance carrier.

Epinephrine Assistance Programs

Learn about currently available patient resources that may help reduce out-of-pocket cost for epinephrine.

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