Instructions to administer Epistatus
Epistatus is for oromucosal (“buccal”) use only, and must only be used in the mouth. It should be administered directly from the pre-filled buccal syringe into the patient’s buccal cavity (the space between the inner cheek and the gums):
Pull the tamper evident tab on the side of the plastic packaging case, open it and take the syringe out.
Do not use if the solution is not clear (e.g. if it’s cloudy or white particles are present)
Holding the clear finger grips, unscrew the amber sheath cap in an anti-clockwise direction.
Remove the amber sheath cap and dispose of it safely.
Using your finger and thumb, gently pinch and pull back the patient’s cheek. Place the tip of the syringe into the back of the space between the inside cheek and the lower gum (buccal cavity).
Slowly administer approximately half of the solution to the buccal cavity on one side of the mouth, and then administer the remainder slowly to the other side, by pressing the syringe plunger until it stops. If it is particularly difficult to get the syringe into one buccal cavity, then administer the whole dose over a duration of 4-5 seconds into the other buccal cavity.
Any unused product or waste material should be disposed of safely.