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Epinephrine is the first line of defense to treat anaphylaxis. The sooner the reaction is treated, the less severe it is likely to become. People with severe allergies or a history of anaphylaxis should carry auto injectable epinephrine with them at all times. Epinephrine typically comes as a single-dose pre-filled automatic injection device, commonly known as an epi-pen, to be injected into the thigh. This training is based on the EpiPen brand of auto injectable epinephrine. If you use a different brand, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions.  Anytime an epi-pen has been used, make sure 911 has been called. The person must seek immediate medical treatment even if they feel better.