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
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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- Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). Anaphylaxis. Available at: https://www.allergy.org.au/images/pcc/ASCIA_PCC_Anaphylaxis_2021.pdf. Accessed March 2023.
- Mayo Clinic. Anaphylaxis. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anaphylaxis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351468. Accessed March 2023.
- Medcast. Australia: Why are we the allergy capital of the world? Available at: https://medcast.com.au/blogs/australia-why-are-we-the-allergy-capital-of-the-world. Accessed March 2023.
- Parliament of Australia. Overview of allergies and anaphylaxis in Australia. Available at: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House/Health_Aged_Care_and_Sport/Allergiesandanaphylaxis/Report/section?id=committees%2Freportrep%2F024422%2F72559. Accessed March 2023.
- National Allergy Council. World-first allergy organisations launch to improve research, clinical care and save lives. Available at: https://nationalallergystrategy.org.au/news/media-releases. Accessed March 2023.
- Mullins et al. JACI 2016; 137:Suppl AB57. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2015.12.189.
- ATIAustralia.edu. Dealing with Asthma and Anaphylaxis in the Workplace. Available at: https://atiaustralia.edu.au/dealing-with-asthma-and-anaphylaxis-in-the-workplace/. Accessed March 2023.
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- Dennerlein JT. Am J Med 2014; 127:S12 – S16. Study funded by Mylan Speciality L.P.
- Schwirtz A and Seeger H. J Asthma Allergy 2010; 3:159 – 67. Study funded by Pharma Consult GmbH.
- 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.