FDA: There’s an EpiPen shortage

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(WSPA) – The Food and Drug Administration says there’s an EpiPen shortage. The agency declared the shortage Wednesday, saying there were supply disruptions.

Patients who need the life-saving medicine  may have to look harder or turn to a different brand. 

Dr. Emmanuel Sarmiento, an allergy and immunology specialist in Greenville, says some patients are already calling him with concerns.

The shortage comes at a time when more people are outdoors enjoying the spring weather. 

Dr. Sarmiento prescribes an adrenaline or epinephrine in the form of EpiPen, Adrenacklick, or Auvi-Q for severely allergic patients to carry at all times. 

Dr. Sarmiento says there’s still plenty of AUVI-Q.

An alternative is to pre-draw epinephrine in a syringe to have for emergencies.

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