Emerade – the new adrenalin autoinjector

Emerade – Available from February 2014

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.

Benefits

  • Emerade has a 30 month shelf life.
  • Needle is protected after use

For more details, and full prescribing information please visit www.emerade.com.

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.

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Comments

  1. Can’t see the video just yet, but it looks as if the “safety cap” is actually the needle shield, lso that’s where the needle comes out – is that right? In which case, it’s the opposite of the Epipen and Jext, where you remove the safety cap, and the needle comes out of the other end. Lots of reports or people injecting themselves in the thumb with Epipens, this obviously is more common sense but will cause confusion given what people are used to!

    Shelf life is good. Will have to look at how much it costs the NHS and how bulky it is.

    • Hi Adrian, Yes you might be right, on first glance it looks similar but the video isn’t working so we can’t tell. I’ve requested a trainer pen so will update this blog when I find out! Thanks for the comment.

  2. Check out this very short video from YouTube showing how fast the pen is to use. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7PUsftg9ls

    • Does anyone know if it makes a ‘click’ when drug is injected?

      • Hi Gill, I have taken a while to respond as I wanted to check with the makers. I’ve seen a trainer pen and that didn’t click but the real pens do when you use them. They did say that they might update the trainer pens so they also make the same clicking noise. I’m hoping to get a YouTube video of one being used so you can see and hear what happens. Hope that helps.

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