Checking auto-injectors and expiry dates

It is important to check your auto-injector to ensure that it is in date and undamaged. You need to make sure that it has not exceeded any of the temperature limits stated by the manufacturer.  You should consult your Doctor and Pharmacist for information on the prescription that you have been given, but the checks you need to do are:

•  Check the expiry date
•  Use expiry date notification services
•  Do not exceed temperature ranges
•  Do not freeze
•  Keep your auto-injector in the tube it comes in
•  Follow Doctors recommendations
•  Carry a second unit where prescribed

There will be an expiry date clearly marked on the unit and all the manufacturers have an expiry warning service where you can get an email or text when the unit is nearing expiry.

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