Epipen Adrenaline Adult
mediWhat are EpiPen and EpiPen Jr?
Pharmacist Only Medicine
This product is a Pharmacist Only Medicine and requires pharmacist advice before we can dispatch this product. You must first place the order and then contact our pharmacists within 48 hours . The pharmacist will determine if this product is appropriate for you and if so, approve the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor's prescription.
- EpiPen and EpiPen Jr are disposable, pre-filled auto-injectors used to treat life-threatening, allergic emergencies including anaphylaxis in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic emergencies. Each device contains a single dose of epinephrine.
- EpiPen and EpiPen Jr are for immediate self (or caregiver) administration and do not take the place of emergency medical care. You should get emergency help right away after using EpiPen and EpiPen Jr.
- EpiPen and EpiPen Jr are for people who have been prescribed this medicine by their healthcare provider.
- The EpiPen Auto-Injector (0.3 mg) is for patients who weigh 66 pounds or more (30 kilograms or more).
- The EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector (0.15 mg) is for patients who weigh about 33 to 66 pounds (15 to 30 kilograms).
- It is not known if EpiPen and EpiPen Jr are safe and effective in children who weigh less than 33 pounds (15 kilograms).
What are the possible side effects of the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr?
EpiPen and EpiPen Jr may cause serious side effects.
The EpiPen or EpiPen Jr should only be injected into the middle of your outer thigh (upper leg). Do not inject the EpiPen or EpiPen Jr into your:
If you accidentally inject EpiPen or EpiPen Jr into any other part of your body, go to the nearest emergency room right away. Tell the healthcare provider where on your body you received the accidental injection.
- fingers, toes, hands, or feet
- Rarely, patients who have used EpiPen or EpiPen Jr may develop infections at the injection site within a few days of an injection. Some of these infections can be serious. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following at an injection site:
- redness that does not go away
- the area feels warm to the touch
Cuts on the skin, bent needles, and needles that remain in the skin after the injection, have happened in young children who do not cooperate and kick or move during an injection. If you inject a young child with EpiPen or EpiPen Jr, hold their leg firmly in place before and during the injection to prevent injuries. Ask your healthcare provider to show you how to:
- Hold the young child firmly in place (restrain).
- With 1 hand, grip the auto-injector with the orange tip pointing down.
- With the other hand, pull the blue safety release straight up and away from the auto-injector.
- If you have certain medical conditions, or take certain medicines, your condition may get worse or you may have longer lasting side effects when you use your EpiPen or EpiPen Jr. Talk to your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions.
Common side effects of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr include:
- fast, irregular or “pounding” heartbeat
- feelings of over excitement, nervousness or anxiety
- nausea or vomiting
- breathing problems
These side effects may go away with rest. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of the EpiPen or EpiPen Jr. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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