How to use EpiPen®
Blue to the sky.
Orange to the thigh.

Anaphylactic reactions are life-threatening and can happen very quickly, so it's important you know how to use EpiPen® Auto-Injector in these emergency situations. If you or your child has been prescribed EpiPen® or EpiPen® Jr Auto-Injector it is important that you learn and practise how to use it, by using a trainer device every three to four months. Practise makes perfect.1,2

Using the EpiPen® Auto-Injector involves 2 simple steps:3,4

If you are using EpiPen® Auto-Injector on yourself, you should lie flat or sit if breathing is difficult.

*If administering to someone else have them lay flat. If breathing is difficult allow them to sit but not stand. After administration of EpiPen® Auto-Injector, always seek medical attention – call triple zero (000) for an ambulance.

Just remember: BLUE to the SKY, ORANGE to the THIGH.

This short video will show you how simple it is to use EpiPen® Auto-Injector in an emergency. Feel free to share it with anyone who may have to help you. It’s also a good idea to watch it regularly, so you are confident in using your EpiPen® Auto-Injector during an emergency.


Blue to the sky

Grasp with orange tip pointing downward.
Remove blue safety cap by pulling straight up – do not bend or twist.


Orange to the thigh

Place the orange tip against the middle of the outer thigh at a right angle (90-degree angle). Push the auto-injector firmly into the thigh until a click is heard or felt. Hold firmly in place for 3 seconds and then remove.