Emerade adrenaline auto injectors are in stock

Social media and even the tabloid press have been covering news that some adrenaline auto injectors are having stock problems, some have even been out of stock, which is a big worry if yours has expired or even worse, you’ve just used your last one for a real anaphylactic reaction.

Being without your life saving adrenaline dose is quite terrifying. I know on the odd occasion I’ve gone out without mine, that moment when I realise it’s not in my bag I am then on hyper alert. I am always really careful and would not eat any food I hadn’t prepared myself if I didn’t have my adrenaline, but I have reacted to airborne allergens before and to peanut dust on aeroplanes and wiped all over a theatre seat – nice! And don’t even get me started about the peanut kiss!

You can read more about adrenaline stock problems online in Allergy sufferers ‘are at risk’ from shortage of life-saving injector pens in shops

FoodAllergyUk, ChubbaNia and Nutmums.com were also tweeting about this.

I hate it when people use that phrase ‘allergy sufferers’, makes me shudder. We don’t suffer allergies we just get on with life regardless because we have to and we don’t want pity but that’s a whole other conversation I feel.

I just wanted to make a really quick blog about this because this month I have been able to pick up a replacement Emerade adrenaline auto injector at my local surgery with no problem what so ever. They are in stock so if anyone is really concerned and just cannot get hold of their usual injector why not ask your doctor for an Emerade? Especially if you are female as many of our thighs may have too much fat for a normal needle to penetrate to muscle.

My Emerade adrenaline auto-injector in this months prescription

My Emerade adrenaline auto-injector #instock and in this month’s prescription

Don’t worry about having to learn how to use a different pen either, they are so easy to use and so intuitive they hardly even need instructions. And if you have, erm, healthy thighs, let’s go with that analogy, these injectors also have a longer needle length of 25mm compared to EpiePen and Jext which both have a 16mm needle. The Emerade also comes with a higher dose. If you’re concerned about needle length you can read more here.

The Anaphylaxis Campaign published a press release with more information about stock for Jext and EpiPens here

And Allergy UK also have an update on adrenaline auto injector supply information

Anyone else have an Emerade injector or am I the only one? And anyone else have problems getting hold of their injector?

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Ruth works freelance as a copywriter and writes the What Allergy blog to share information with people who have allergies, eczema, asthma and food intolerances. http://www.whatallergy.com was voted in the top 5 allergy blogs and Ruth also judges regularly for the FreeFrom Food Awards and FreeFrom Skincare Awards. She runs a support group for the Anaphylaxis Campaign and also writes regularly for Exchange, The National Eczema Society quarterly magazine.

Comments

  1. Thanks Emerade nice to see how a new and still tiny company with a real mission can show the giants who control this market they can’t have it all their own way. Their ploy no doubt is drive up prices and their avowed intention apparently is to have their versions used for everything from a slight bit of indigestion to a minor cold! Long live entrepreneurial spirits like Emerade

    • I think there is room in the market for all the adrenaline auto injectors. People do get used to what they have, and if I hadn’t had serious doubts about whether mine had ever worked I might not have looked into the Emerade myself. I have never felt anything when I’ve used an EpiPen and when I got my thighs checked the muscle depth is such that the needle may not be long enough for me. For many this will not be an issue but especially for women we should all get this checked to make sure the pen we have is suitable for purpose. Now I don’t really want to actually use my new Emerade pen in anger but I do want to know if I do feel a real rush of adrenaline… for the first time! I know when paramedics have given me more I’ve completely lost the plot!

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