Q:

11/28/2012
Is it recommended that immunotherapy patients carry Epi-Pens?

A:

Thank you for your inquiry.

There is no recommendation regarding whether patients receiving immunotherapy should receive prescriptions for an automatic epinephrine injector. If you are interested in a survey which looked at what percentage of allergists prescribed such injectors for their immunotherapy patients, please see Gupta, et al. Current practices among allergists on writing self-injectable epinephrine prescriptions for immunotherapy patients. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2012 (February); 129(2):571.

Thank you again for your inquiry and we hope this response is helpful to you.

Sincerely,
Phil Lieberman, M.D.

AAAAI - American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology