How to Use an EpiPen Auto-injector

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How to Use An EpiPen Auto-Injector

  1. Unscrew the yellow or green cap off the carrying case and remove the EpiPen or EpiPen Jr auto-injector from its storage tube.
  2. Grasp the device with the dominant hand, with the black tip pointing downward.
  3. With the other hand, pull of the gray safety cap.
  4. Hold black tip near outer thigh
  5. Swing and jab firmly into the outer thigh until it clicks.  (The device is designed to work through clothing.)
  6. Hold firmly against the thigh for 5-10 seconds.
  7. Remove the unit from the thigh and massage the injection site for 10 seconds.
  8. Call 911 and seek immediate medical attention.
  9. Place the used auto-injector back in the storage tube and screw on the cap.
  10. Be prepared to inject a second time with another unused device in 5-10 minutes, if necessary.


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