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How to give Anapen®

How to give Anapen
2 PULL OFF GREY SAFETY CAP from red button
3 Place needle end firmly against outer mid thigh at 90 degree angle with or without clothing
4 Press red button so it clicks and hold for 3 seconds. Remove Anapen

After Anapen® is used, put it to one side and do not touch the exposed needle.

After phoning ambulance, place needle into wide end of the black needle shield, or place the used Anapen® in a container. Provide ambulance with the used Anapen® and the time it was given.

A short animated video on how to give Anapen® is available on the Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia website: 

More information about anaphylaxis and adrenaline is available at

Content updated January 2024