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Helping You Be
Prepared
for Severe
Allergic Reactions

Helping You Be
Prepared
for Severe
Allergic Reactions

Allergic reactions can sometimes result in anaphylaxis.
In case of an allergic emergency, ALLERJECT is here
to help you and your loved ones be prepared.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Allergies are a widespread concern

Over 2.6 million Canadians are directly affected by food allergy.1,2

Prevention
is key

Though there is no cure for food allergies, they can be managed by avoiding allergenic foods.1

Anyone can
be affected

A food allergy can develop in an individual at any age.1,3

COMMON ANAPHYLAXIS SYMPTOMS

Anaphylaxis is what happens when your immune system overreacts to an allergen, resulting in a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction. The most common anaphylactic reactions are to food, insect stings, medications and latex.4

The most common warning signs are hives and swelling, but any one of the following symptoms could indicate an anaphylactic reaction:

The outline of a person’s head with breath coming from their open mouth.

Difficulty breathing or swallowing

The outline of a person’s head and neck with a starburst indicating swelling in the throat.

Swelling of throat, lips or tongue

The outline of a person’s head encircled by an arrow.

Collapse or loss of consciousness

The outline of a person’s hand with speckles indicating redness of the skin.

Flushing, itching or redness
of the skin

A heart shape overlaid by an electrocardiogram and a plus sign.

Increased heart rate

The outline of a person’s head with sweat drops dripping from the top.

Paleness and weakness

You never know when you might need an epinephrine injection for the emergency treatment of a serious allergic reaction

USEFUL TIPS TO HELP PREVENT ALLERGIC REACTIONS

A fork and knife.

Eating out

Tell your server that you have a severe allergy when you order. Never assume that a restaurant has already taken precautions.

A nutrition facts label.

Food labels

Manufacturers can change their product ingredients without warning, so always read the label. It’s also important not to take risks when a product might contain an allergen!

A can of bug spray emanating a mist to the right.

Hikes

Wear long sleeves, use bug spray and avoid walking through uncut fields. If you have a food allergy, make sure to bring your own snacks.

SIMPLE TIPS TO HELP BE PREPARED

ALLERJECT® Epinephrine Injection, USP

1. Always carry ALLERJECT with you.

You can’t predict when an allergic emergency will happen.

A speech bubble containing three dots.

2. Make an anaphylaxis action plan.

Share it with your family and friends, so they know what to do in the event of an allergic emergency.

A magnifying glass.

3. Examine ALLERJECT often.

The medicine in the viewing window should be clear and colourless. If not, replace it.

A thermometer.

4. Keep ALLERJECT at room temperature and away from direct sunlight.

Extreme heat, cold and light can damage the medication.

A hypodermic needle.

5. Keep an extra ALLERJECT on hand.

Depending on the severity of your allergic reaction, you may require an additional dose of epinephrine.

Additional allergy resources

Here are some helpful resources to provide you with additional support and information regarding allergies.

References: 1. Food Allergy Canada and the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. National Food Allergy Action Plan. May 2019. 2. Soller L, Ben-Shoshan M, Harrington DW, et al. Adjusting for nonresponse bias corrects overestimates of food allergy prevalence. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2015 Mar-Apr;3(2):291-93.e2. doi:10.1016/j.jaip.2014.11.006. 3. Gupta RS, Warren CM, Smith BM, et al. Prevalence and severity of food allergies among US adults. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Jan 4;2(1):e185630. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.5630. 4. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. Anaphylaxis overview. https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/allergies/anaphylaxis. Accessed May 31, 2019.