Users' questions

Are JEXT and EpiPen the same?

Are JEXT and EpiPen the same?

EpiPen has been replaced by Jext® to become the Trust choice adrenaline auto injector. Jext® and EpiPen share the same simple 2 step administration.

How long do JEXT pens last?

Typically, the expiration dates for most drugs are set at two or three years from the time of manufacture. EpiPens have an even shorter shelf life – about 18 months.

What is JEXT injection?

Jext is a single-use pre-filled pen designed for easy use. The pre-filled pen is operated by simply pressing the black injector tip against the outer thigh. This will activate a plunger, which pushes a concealed needle through the membrane on the black injector tip into the muscle and injects a dose of adrenaline.

What type of AAI device is JEXT?

Jext is an automatic adrenaline injector (AAI). This is a ‘pen’ device which gives a dose of a medicine called Adrenaline into the thigh. This is the medicine needed to treat anaphylaxis, the most severe allergic reaction.

Is there another brand of EpiPen?

Mylan now offers the authorized generic for Epipen for roughly $150 to $400 for a two-pack, depending upon the pharmacy and if you use an online coupon. Another option is a product known as Adrenaclick, which is an epinephrine auto-injector that is similar to EpiPen.

Who are at risk of having an anaphylactic reaction?

Who is affected? Anaphylaxis is not common, but people of all ages can be affected. People with other allergic conditions, such as asthma or the allergic skin condition atopic eczema, are most at risk of developing anaphylaxis. Although the condition is life threatening, deaths are rare.

What happens if you use an EpiPen without needing it?

An accidental injection to the hands or feet can impair blood flow to these areas and can potentially cause tissue death. This however, is the worst-case scenario. Symptoms of an accidental injection are not usually so severe and may include: temporary numbness or tingling.

Can you still use an expired EpiPen?

Expired EpiPens Still Work Auto-injector epinephrine pens, often carried by individuals with known food allergies, still are effective even after their “expiration” dates, researchers reported.

How many times can you use one EpiPen?

How many doses of EpiPen® can be administered? If you or your child do not feel better or get worse, you can inject another dose of EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr® 5 to 15 minutes after the first injection. Do not inject more than 2 injections right after each other.

Can EpiPen be administered through clothing?

EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr® should only be injected into the middle of your outer thigh (upper leg), through clothing if necessary. Do not inject into your veins, buttocks, fingers, toes, hands or feet. Hold the leg of young children firmly in place before and during injection to prevent injuries.

What is an automatic injector pen filled with?

Emerade is latex free. Clear and colourless solution in a pre-filled pen (Auto-injector). Jext is a solution for injection in a pre-filled pen. It contains a clear and colourless solution inside a glass cartridge with latex free rubber seals.

What is EpiPen short for?

Other names. epipen. An epinephrine autoinjector (or adrenaline autoinjector) is a medical device for injecting a measured dose or doses of epinephrine (adrenaline) by means of autoinjector technology. It is most often used for the treatment of anaphylaxis.