FDA Warns of Malfunction in Device Used to Stop Allergic Reactions

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that some lots of Amneal and Impax epinephrine auto-injector 0.3 mg may be missing the yellow "stop collar."

These devices inject lifesaving doses of epinephrine to counter a severe allergic reaction.

Some of these devices may not have the yellow "stop collar" which stops the device of giving a double dose of epinephrine.

To check if the stop collar is in place:

  • Take the auto-injector from the case and put it on a flat surface.
  • Find the "Peel here for further instructions."Lift the label to reveal the clear part of the auto-injector.
  • Look for the yellow "stop collar."
  • If it's is not visible, rotate the blue sheath remover, without pulling or removing it, see if the yellow "stop collar" is there.
  • If it is, the product is safe to use. Rewrap the label to its original position and put it into the carrying case.
  • If it isn't contact the Amneal Drug Safety Department at 1(877) 835-5472 to arrange to return the product.

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