How to use
It’s important to learn how to use Jext® as you must use it as soon as you have symptoms of an anaphylactic reaction. By practising with a Jext® trainer whilst watching the demonstration video, you, your family and friends can feel confident in using a real Jext® in an emergency.
To find out more about how to use your Jext®, watch our video:
Expiry Alert Service
Your Jext® has an expiry date. You can register with the free ALK Expiry Alert Reminder Service to receive alerts warning you when your Jext® is due to expire and needs to be replaced by your GP.
We will send through notifications by either SMS or email, or both, notifying you when your Jext® is due to expire. When your Jext® expires, visit your GP to dispose of the expired Jext® and collect a replacement.
Alerts will be sent:
4 weeks prior to the expiration of your Jext®
2 weeks prior to the expiration of your Jext®
The day after the expiration of your Jext®
When travelling to another country it’s important to keep to your Jext® action plan and make sure you take the same level of care with your condition as you do at home. Click below for some useful travel sheets to help you look after yourself abroad.
Jext® for schools
You spend a lot of your week at school, so if you suffer with an allergy it’s important for you to keep your school informed. If one of your Jext® is kept at school, make sure the expiry date is registered with the expiry alert service and make sure to discuss the allergy and what to do in an emergency with the person in charge of welfare.
Carry two Jext® pens
It is recommended you carry two Jext® pens with you at all times. Early use of adrenaline improves the outcome and recovery from anaphylaxis, but if symptoms don’t improve or the original symptoms re-appear, a second Jext® can be used after about 5-15 minutes.