The epinephrine supply is still in shortage, putting many children and adults with food allergies, as well as other allergies, at higher risk if they are exposed to a food or substance and an anaphylactic reaction occurs. Until the epinephrine auto-injectors become more readily available, here are a few suggestions shared by FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) to keep in mind if your prescription can’t be filled:
Ask your physician for a different brand auto-injector (be sure to learn how to use it if that one is available).
Look for an independent pharmacy in your area that may have some in stock.
In an emergency, use an expired epinephrine auto-injector, then call 911 and get medical care.
Food allergies can have serious, life-threatening consequences. If you have a significant allergy, routine care by a certified allergy specialist can help keep you in good health!