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Adrenaline and Temperature Control

It’s Summer. You’re probably spending a lot of your time out and about, at the beach or by the pool. But did you know that adrenaline can be affected by temperature? Read More

 

Temperatures over 25°C and prolonged sun exposure can affect the stability and potency of adrenaline – bad luck for us Aussies hey? This means that over time the strength of your EpiPen may degrade if the optimum temperature is not maintained.

Store your EpiPen at temperatures between 15 and 25°C.

Due to the unpredictability of the Australian climate, it’s extra important that you develop some strategies to help protect your EpiPens over Summer.

 

Our Top Tips:

  • Always keep your EpiPen away from direct sunlight. If you’re outdoors on a hot day, try to keep it in the shade.
  • Consider purchasing a MedActiv EasyBag, which can help maintain the EpiPen at the correct temperature for up to 5 days. This bag is perfect if you’re planning a camping trip, have an outdoor Summer job, or are just planning on hitting the beach a lot this Summer.
  • Do NOT store your EpiPen in your/parent’s car.
  • Do NOT refrigerate or freeze because it can affect the mechanics of the EpiPen.