Subject: Important Safety Information on the Correct Use of EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr Auto-Injector

Pfizer Canada Inc. (distributor of EpiPen for Dey Pharma, L.P.) in collaboration with Health Canada would like to remind patients of the correct method to remove the blue safety cap and of the importance of following the instructions for use of EpiPen (0.3 mg epinephrine auto-injector) and EpiPen Jr (0.15 mg epinephrine auto-injector).
It has recently come to our attention that removal of the blue safety cap the wrong way by pulling it sideways or bending and twisting it off may prevent the device from working properly and potentially result in failure to deliver the drug.

EpiPens (1)
  • Patients should continue to carry their EpiPen or EpiPen Jr at all times and are encouraged to review the information below to ensure its appropriate use.
  • The blue safety cap should not be removed until you need to use the EpiPen or EpiPen Jr.
  • When the blue safety cap is removed from the EpiPen or EpiPen Jr, it is important that it is removed by pulling it straight up.  Do not bend or twist the blue safety cap.

Read the full advisory here.

Nb: We aren’t associated with Pfizer or Dey Pharma – just passing along the information!