MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary

Allergic Emergencies

Drug Safety Update

November 2021: Adrenaline auto-injectors: reminder for prescribers to support safe and effective use

 August 2017: Adrenaline auto-injector - it is recommended that 2 adrenaline auto-injectors are prescribed and both carried at all times

 December 2014: Adrenaline auto-injector advice for patients

Local Guidance

Please refer to the Kent and Medway CCG guidance on Prescribing of Adrenaline Auto Injectors

Auto-injectors should be prescribed by brand as administration method may vary. Ensure the patient is trained for the device supplied.

The intramuscular route is the first choice route for the administration of adrenaline in an allergic emergency. 

Dose of IM adrenaline for children over 12 years and adults for administration by a health care professional is 500 micrograms

Lower dose of 300 micrograms IM is recommended for self administration.

The dose can be repeated if necessary at 5 minute intervals.

See BNF and local guidance above for further information.

Pack Price
1 pre-filled disposable injection £34.30
2 pre-filled disposable injection £68.60
Pack Price
1 pre-filled disposable injection £34.30
2 pre-filled disposable injection £68.60
Pack Price
1 pre-filled disposable injection £34.30
Pack Price
1 pre-filled disposable injection £34.30
Pack Price
1 pre-filled disposable injection £25.99
Pack Price
1 pre-filled disposable injection £25.99