Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction and can happen anytime, anywhere.1,2

The facts: Anaphylaxis in Australia

  • Australia is the allergy capital of the world3
  • 1 in 5 Australians are affected by allergies or anaphylaxis4
  • 1 in 20 school aged children in Australia have food allergies5
  • In recent years, hospital admissions and deaths due to anaphylaxis have continued to increase4
  • Australia has the highest prevalence of food allergy in the world4
  • Food-induced anaphylaxis is the most common cause of hospital admission for anaphylaxis4
  • Most deaths relating to a food allergy occur when eating outside of the home6
  • People who experience severe allergy and/or anaphylaxis often describe feelings of stress, embarrassment, helplessness and guilt and as a result may not be able to work to their full potential7

Anaphylaxis hospital admission in children aged 0 to 4 years

Anaphylaxis triggers and symptoms

EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr Auto-Injector

For the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis8,9

  • The adrenaline (also called epinephrine) in EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr Auto-Injectors can help reverse the effects of anaphylaxis1

Quick and easy to use in an emergency8-15

  • Can be administered by a non-medical person (colleague, friend, teacher, childcare worker, or by the patient)1
  • Never-See-Needle™ - patented design for needle protection10,11

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  1. Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). Anaphylaxis. Available at: Accessed March 2023.
  2. Mayo Clinic. Anaphylaxis. Available at: Accessed March 2023.
  3. Medcast. Australia: Why are we the allergy capital of the world? Available at: Accessed March 2023.
  4. Parliament of Australia. Overview of allergies and anaphylaxis in Australia. Available at: Accessed March 2023.
  5. National Allergy Council. World-first allergy organisations launch to improve research, clinical care and save lives. Available at: Accessed March 2023.
  6. Mullins et al. JACI 2016; 137:Suppl AB57. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2015.12.189.
  7. Dealing with Asthma and Anaphylaxis in the Workplace. Available at: Accessed March 2023.
  8. EpiPen® Product Information.
  9. EpiPen® Jr Product Information.
  10. EpiPen® Consumer Medicine Information.
  11. EpiPen® Jr Consumer Medicine Information.
  12. EpiPen® Package Insert.
  13. Dennerlein JT. Am J Med 2014; 127:S12 – S16. Study funded by Mylan Speciality L.P.
  14. Schwirtz A and Seeger H. J Asthma Allergy 2010; 3:159 – 67. Study funded by Pharma Consult GmbH.
  15. Frew AJ. Allergy 2011; 66:15–24. Study funded by ALK-AG. 17. Safe Work Australia. First aid in the workplace. Code of Practice. July 2019.


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