The new adrenaline auto-injector for emergency treatment of anaphylaxis.
Delivering the right dose to the right place at the lowest cost.
Emerade 150, 300 & 500 mcg
Allergy specialists have asked for a simple and intuitive adrenaline auto-injector (AAI) with a higher dose, an extended shelf life and a longer needle.
- Reduces cost with the longest shelf life at production compared to other AAIs.
- Offers a higher dose: 150, 300 and 500 mcg.
- Ensures IM injection in more patients with a longer needle.
- Minimises risk of incorrect use in an emergency situation with a simple and intuitive design.
Dosing and needle lengths follow the recommendations of UK Resuscitation Council’s Guidelines for Healthcare Providers.
Emerade is a Prescription only Medicine(PoM) and 150, 300 and 500 mcg.
The longest shelf life from date of production, reduces the cost.
Emerade has 30 months shelf life from date of production - 66 % longer than other AAIs.
Other AAIs are available in 150 and 300 mcg dose. The recommended adrenaline dose for the treatment of anaphylaxis is 5-10 mcg/kg. Thus, a 300 mcg dose is too low for most adults.
For healthcare providers, the UK Resuscitation guidelines recommend 500 mcg for most patients above 12 years.
Emerade is available in a 150, 300 and 500 mcg dose.
More patients achieve an IM injection with a longer 25 mm needle.
Intramuscular injection is recommended for faster adrenaline effect compared to subcutaneous. Plasma peak after 8 minutes for IM and 34 minutes for SC.2,3,4. Longer needles are important.
For an IM injection, the UK Resuscitation Council guidelines for healthcare providers recommend a 25 mm needle for all ages. For small infants, a 16 mm needle is suitable.
Other AAIs only have needle lengths of 12.5–16.5 mm5,6, which may be too short for many adults and children. Based on needle length only, up to 61% of children above 30 kg7,8 and up to 54% of women9,10 would not receive an IM injection with 12.5-16.5 mm needles.
Emerade has the longest needle.
Emerade is fitted with a 25 mm needle for the 500 and 300 mcg dose and a 16 mm needle for the 150 mcg dose. Emerade’s longer needle ensures more patients receive an IM injection under similar circumstances.
Special Conditions of Pharmaceutical Supply
Please note the following:
Pharmaceuticals will only be supplied on the instructions of a registered dental or medical practitioner quoting their GDC or GMC number.
Return of pharmaceuticals will only be accepted if there is:
a) an error in delivery.
b) the product was damaged in transit.
c) in response to a batch recall.