3.4.3 Allergic emergencies

Adrenaline / Epinephrine
  • Injection 1 in 1000 - 0.5ml, 1ml (£0.60 = 1ml amp)
  • Emerade® auto-injector 150 microgram dose, 300 microgram dose, 500 microgram dose (£28.94 = 500 microgram)
  • Epipen®auto-injector 300 microgram dose (£26.45)
  • Epipen® Junior Auto-injector 150 microgram dose (£26.45)

Indications

  • Emergency treatment of acute anaphylaxis

Notes

  1. It is advisable to prescribe adrenaline auto-injector by brand (Emerade® or Epipen®) to avoid confusion, as more than one brand is now available.

Angioedema

C1-Esterase inhibitor
  • Injection powder for reconstitution, 500 unit vial
Icatibant
  • Injection 10mg/ml - 3ml pre-filled syringe

Notes

  1. NHS England Clinical Commissioning Policy: Treatment of Acute Attacks in Hereditary Angioedema (April 2013)

 

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