Get assessed by your pharmacist for a prescription to treat emergency anaphylaxis.
Review your symptoms and health history with a pharmacist to receive a prescription and medication for emergency anaphylaxis, all in one visit.
Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis typically occurs within minutes of exposure to the offending agent and must be treated right away.
Our platform guides pharmacists to look at the answers you provide to our self-assessment questions to decide if you qualify to receive an emergency anaphylaxis medication.
We use evidence based guidelines and protocols to ask you the right questions that will assess whether it’s safe for your pharmacist to prescribe or if you should be referred to a doctor, nurse, or specialist.
The most common causes of anaphylaxis include foods, insects, and medications. Having a severe allergy to any of those agents may cause your immune system to react very strongly and your body to go into shock, known as anaphylaxis.
Symptoms of anaphylaxis include difficulty breathing, wheezing, low blood pressure, swollen tongue or throat, swollen face or lips, and skin reactions such as hives. Although less common, symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting are possible.
Epinephrine injection, commonly known as EpiPen, is the recommended initial treatment for anaphylaxis. Antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl), may also be given in addition to epinephrine but should not be given as the only anaphylaxis treatment. However, 911 should be called as soon as a person starts having symptoms of anaphylaxis. Any person who receives epinephrine outside of a medical setting should seek to follow-up medical attention right away.
The best way to prevent having an anaphylactic reaction is to avoid exposure to the agent you are allergic to. Be sure to let restaurants know if there is a food that you are allergic to. If you know you have a severe allergy to any agent that may result in anaphylaxis, it is important that you carry an epinephrine injection with you at all times in case of an emergency.
Individuals at least 18 years of age who have a history of anaphylaxis or have allergies that may result in anaphylaxis may be seen through Scripted. Any person who has had previous signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis (emergency) and any person who may need to assist someone at risk for anaphylaxis may also receive medication through Scripted. We recommend you call 911 immediately if you or someone around you is currently having an anaphylactic reaction.