Understanding what an Emergency Injection kit is, how to inject and how important it is to use the injection during an Adrenal Crisis.

Get an emergency injection kit - it may save your life

After diagnosis, you should be issued with an emergency injection kit which contains vials of hydrocortisone that either you or a friend or family member can administer if you are vomiting and unable to absorb oral tablets, or showing other signs of severe illness. These kits are usually prescribed by your endocrinologist or GP. If you are not offered one, you should ask your GP for this.

In our online shop, we also sell emergency injection boxes (minus the drug preparations which your GP or Endocrinologist needs to prescribe). These come with photo instructions on how to give the injection and allow you to keep all the materials needed to give the injection in the same place.

When to give an emergency injection

You can read more about the symptoms of adrenal crisis and what you should do in the emergency section of our website.

Learn how to administer an emergency injection - practise makes perfect!

Once you have your kit, both you and people that you spend a lot of time with, such as family, colleagues or friends, should learn what to do if you have an adrenal crisis and how to give an emergency injection of hydrocortisone. Learning how to do this is very important. It doesn’t take very long and it could save your life

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