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Freedom From Fear

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VIT has been shown to reduce fear and improve patient quality of life above and beyond those who simply carry an emergency auto-injector.1 Learn more about VIT and how it has improved the lives of real patients.

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Yes, life-threatening. Statistically, 5% to 7.5% of Americans are hypersensitive to insect stings, meaning they’re at risk of anaphylactic shock if they’re stung by a stinging insect, such as a wasp or bee.1,9 Anaphylaxis can cause rapid death, with initial cardiorespiratory arrest in just 5-10 minutes.1

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VIT stands for Venom Immunotherapy, which is up to 98% effective in preventing allergic reactions to insect stings.7 Essentially, it’s a series of “allergy shots” that increase your immunity to stings. That means you have an excellent chance of preventing a life-threatening emergency before it happens. Talk to a doctor about VIT and the benefits of taking a proactive approach to bee and wasp allergies.9

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An epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) is reactive. It’s emergency therapy for an allergic reaction to a bee or wasp sting…but you still need immediate medical attention.3,9 So even with an epinephrine injection, you still face a medical emergency. VIT prevents the emergency before it ever happens, meaning you’re always protected against stings from insects like bees and wasps, and can avoid life-threatening emergencies.

Don’t wait for an emergency.
Prevent it.

Venom Immunotherapy (VIT) is a life-saving treatment for allergic reaction to bee and wasp stings.9 Epinephrine auto-injectors provide emergency treatment for an allergic reaction, however VIT can prevent the emergency before it starts.

If you or a loved one have experienced a severe allergic reaction to a bee or wasp sting, it’s important to understand all of the options available to you.9 Use our physician locator to find a provider that can talk through your treatment options.

Don’t take chances; take action and talk to a doctor about VIT now.

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1 Ludman & Boyle. Stinging insect allergy: current perspectives on venom immunotherapy. Journal of Asthma and Allergy. 2015:8 Pages 75-86.

2 Jubilant HollisterStier Allergy. Instructions and Dosage Schedule for Allergenic Extracts: Hymenoptera Venom Products

3 Mylan. EpiPen/EpiPen Jr Prescribing Information. Retrieved 2018: https://www.epipen.com/hcp/-/media/files/epipen/prescribing%20information.pdf

4 Posner & Camargo. Update on the usage and safety of epinephrine auto-injectors, 2017. Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety. 2017.

5 Boyle. Epinephrine Auto Injector Use One Year after Training: A Randomized Controlled Comparison of Two Different Devices. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Volume 135, Number 2, Abstracts AB209.

6 Mylan. About EpiPen and Generic Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved 2018: https://www.epipen.com/about-epipen-and-generic/faq

7 Golden. Insect Sting Anaphylaxis. Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America, Volume 27, Issue 2, May 2007, Pages 261-272.

8 T. T. Song, M. Worm, P. Lieberman. Anaphylaxis treatment: current barriers to adrenaline auto‐injector use. Allergy, Volume 69, 2014, Pages 983-991.

9Throughout this site the term “bees and wasps” is used as a generalized description of stinging insects. The complete list of VIT insects include: honey bee, wasp, white-faced hornet, yellow hornet, and yellow jacket.

10 David K. Golden, M. J. (2011). Stinging insect hypersensitivity: A practice parameter update 2011. J. Allergy Clin Immunol, 852-854.e23.

11 U.S. Census Bureau. (2017, July 1). Quick Facts United States. Retrieved from United States Census Bureau: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045217#PST045217

12 Goldberg, A., Confino-Cohen, R. Insect sting-inflicted systemic reactions: attitudes of patients with insect venom allergy regarding after-sting behavior and proper administration of epinephrine. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 106 (6): 1184-1189, 2000.

13 Current state of follow-up care for patients with Hymenoptera venom anaphylaxis in southwest Germany Major impact of early information. Allergo J Int. 2018; 27(1): 4–14. Published online 2018 Jan 16. doi: 10.1007/s40629-017-0046-7.