EpiPens are dispensed as a two-pack because health professionals believe that people who are at risk for anaphylaxis should always carry two doses of epinephrine as an emergency back-up.
An EpiPen should be administered when there are visible signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction.
NOTE: Epinephrine injections are ALWAYS given in the outer thigh. Epinephrine injections are not a substitute for emergency medical care. ALWAYS call 911 when you or someone you know has been exposed to a life-threatening allergen.
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