Emergency Anaphylaxis (Epinephrine) Treatment

Get assessed by your pharmacist for a prescription to treat emergency anaphylaxis.

$19 Per Consultation

Review your symptoms and health history with a pharmacist to receive a prescription and medication for emergency anaphylaxis, all in one visit.

How a Scripted Visit Works

Requesting a Scripted consultation is easy, your pharmacist is there to help.

Select a treatment and complete a digital self-assessment including medical history, symptoms, medications.

A pharmacist will have an in person consultation with you in the pharmacy.

If appropriate, the pharmacist will issue you a new prescription and fill or administer treatment in the same visit.

What is anaphylaxis?

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. 

What you should know

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.

Emergency Anaphylaxis FAQ's

What causes anaphylaxis?

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. 

What are the symptoms of 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. 

How is a anaphylaxis treated?

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. 

How can I prevent an anaphylactic reaction?

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. 

Can I be seen through Scripted for Emergency Anaphylaxis?

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. 

References

References: 

  1. Decker WW, Campbell RL, Manivannan V, et al. The etiology and incidence of anaphylaxis in Rochester, Minnesota: a report from the Rochester Epidemiology Project. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008; 122:1161
  2. Sampson HA, Muñoz-Furlong A, Campbell RL, et al. Second symposium on the definition and management of anaphylaxis: summary report--Second National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease/Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network symposium. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2006; 117:391.
  3. Simons FE. Anaphylaxis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010; 125:S161.

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