They do not need to be used when the only symptoms are hives or swelling, even if it involves the face.
There are currently three adrenaline auto-injectors on the market. They all contain exactly the same medication. They are made by different manufacturers and work in slightly different ways.
The dose depends on how old your child is.
- 0.5mg for adults/children >12 years
- 0.3mg for children 6 – 12 years
- 0.15mg for children <6 years