EPINEPHRINE (Injection) (Kit)

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epinephrine overdose long term effects

I am a 38yo male that was accidentally given an IV push injection of epinephrine after a bee sting.possibly 1mg of 1:1000. I have had a multiple of health issues since this episode including severe hypertension and some kidney problems.I have searched...
by joseph in Orlando, FL, 09/26/2006

EPINEPHRINE (Injection) (Kit) Drug and Prescription Information

EPINEPHRINE (Injection) (Kit)

EPINEPHRINE (Injection) (Kit) Medication Classification


EPINEPHRINE (Injection) (Kit) Brandname

Epipen Auto-Injector, Epipen 2-Pak Auto-Injector, Epipen Jr 2-Pak Auto-Injector, Epipen Jr Auto-Injector

EPINEPHRINE (Injection) (Kit) is used for the Treatment

Treats a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) in an emergency situation.

When To Not Use EPINEPHRINE (Injection) (Kit)

There is no reason not to use this medicine in a person who is having a severe allergic reaction, because anaphylaxis can be life-threatening.

How Should You Use EPINEPHRINE (Injection) (Kit)


  • This medicine is prescribed for people who have a history of severe allergic reaction to insect bites, foods, drugs, or other allergens, as well as exercise-induced anaphylaxis.
  • When your doctor first prescribes this medicine, you will be taught how and where to inject it in case of a severe allergic reaction.
  • This medicine comes in an auto-injector syringe and needle kit that contains the correct dose of medicine your doctor has prescribed for you.
  • It may be necessary to use more than one injection in the case of a persistent reaction.
  • This medicine is NEVER to be injected into a vein or into the muscles of your buttocks. Inject epinephrine ONLY into the muscle on the outside of your thigh.
  • Carry this medicine with you at all times for emergency use in case you have a severe allergic reaction.
  • Make sure family members or other companions know how to inject the medicine in case you are unable to do it yourself during an allergic reaction.

Proper EPINEPHRINE (Injection) (Kit) Storage

Store EPINEPHRINE (Injection) (Kit) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep EPINEPHRINE (Injection) (Kit) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using EPINEPHRINE (Injection) (Kit)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Before using this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you are also using digoxin (Lanoxin®), quinidine, an MAO inhibitor (such as Eldepryl®, Nardil® or Parnate®), or a tricyclic antidepressant (such as Elavil®).

EPINEPHRINE (Injection) (Kit) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or an overactive thyroid before you use this medicine.
  • Side effects from this medicine may be more likely to occur in older adults and in children. However, the allergic reaction could be life-threatening and should be treated even at the risk of side effects.
  • Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency. Go to an emergency room as soon as possible, even if you feel better after using epinephrine.

EPINEPHRINE (Injection) (Kit) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness or weakness
  • Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Pale skin
  • Shakiness
  • Sweating
  • Trouble breathing

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