Hello everyone,

Please see below regarding information on a new autoinjector device available in Australia as of June 2018.

Product supply update: Mylan generic version of EpiPen, Novalac Allergy and EMERADE

  • Mylan generic version of EpiPen: As on June 2018 Mylan Australia is now supplying a generic adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjector as well as EpiPen. Both devices work in the same way, so the only difference is that the generic device does not include the EpiPen brand name.
  • Novalac Allergy: Bayer Australia Ltd has advised that Novalac Allergy infant formula is back in supply in Australia.
  • Emerade adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors: ASCIA has been advised by Link Heatlhcare that they will be supplying Emerade adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors in Australia and a limited number will be available around mid June 2018. A short video, poster and information about how to administer an Emerade is provided on the ASCIA website: www.allergy.org.au/health-professionals/anaphylaxis-resources/how-to-give-emerade
    A generic ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis will be available later this week on the ASCIA website www.allergy.org.au/anaphylaxis which can be used with Emerade and any other adrenaline autoinjector brands.
    It is important to note that Emerade has a needle shield that needs to be removed before it is administered for 5 seconds, whereas EpiPen has a blue safety release on the non-needle end that needs to be removed before it is administered for 3 seconds.