Epinephrine Auto-Injector Device Malfunctions
The FDA has posted a safety alert regarding certain lots of generic manufacturers Amneal and Impax’s epinephrine auto-injector 0.3mg pens. Some pens might not contain the yellow “stop collar” component and thus, have a potential safety risk of administering a double dose of epinephrine. Patients, pharmacists and health care providers who have received Amneal or Impax’s epinephrine auto-injector after December 20, 2018, should immediately visually inspect the pen to confirm the presence of the “stop collar.” Steps to find the “stop collar” can be found here. If patients/families are having trouble locating the “stop collar” or have questions, instruct them to call Amneal at 1-877-835-5472.