Dey Pharma, L.P. is a subsidiary of Mylan Inc. and has a successful product called EpiPen, which is an emergency treatment for anaphylaxis patients (severe allergic reaction). Dey Pharma developed and launched MyEpiPen App for iPhone and iPod touch and iPad. This free app is intended to help people that are at risk of severe allergic emergency and to the people that have responsibility of a person at risk of anaphylaxis.
Twelve million Americans, ~4% of the population, suffer from a food allergy that may put them at risk for anaphylaxis. It is hard to avoid the risk of allergenic emergency for the people that are at risk of anaphylaxis, especially for children. Let us take a closer look at the disease and the advantage that MyEpipen brings to the table for people suffering from the disease.
What is Anaphylaxis?
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction, which is known to involve several body systems. This severe allergy can be fatal for a person and can cause death within minutes due to several reasons, including swelling that shuts off airways or through a significant drop in blood pressure. Anaphylaxis can be triggered by certain foods, insect stings, medications, latex or other allergens
EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. (0.3 and 0.15 mg epinephrine) Auto-Injectors are for the emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). As mentioned person can die within minutes from anaphylaxis, the EpiPen Auto-Injector gives people at risk for anaphylaxis time to call 911 and seek immediate medical attention. Read more about EpiPen Auto-Injector at http://www.myepipen.com/.
How does Epipen iPhone, iPad app help anaphylaxis patients?
The last thing you want is scramble around to figure out, what you need in case of emergency. The MyEpiPen iPhone App are designed to inform and prepare patients and caregivers to appropriately respond to...
the allergic emergency. MyEpiPen allow individuals, parents, guardians and others to easily create and share profiles about their or their child’s severe allergies and symptoms with friends, family members, teachers, school nurses, camp counselors, day care providers or babysitters.
Features of the MyEpiPen Apps include:
- a brief video demonstrating how to use an EpiPen Auto-Injector,
- a user guide slideshow to help users visualize the three-step injection process,
- a tool for users and their health care professionals to create multiple severe allergy profiles that list allergens to avoid and symptoms that may indicate an allergic emergency, and
- a shareable user guide and severe allergy profile(s)
Download you free copy of MyEpiPen iPhone app through App Store for iTunes in the medical category. Information that is recorded is stored only on the user’s iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Dey Pharma does not collect personal information when the MyEpiPen Apps are used.
Dey Pharma acknowledged that the information provided by MyEpiPen App does not replace professional medical advice. I would suggest that download and go through the video and information and consult your doctor for additional questions.