Epipen Auto-Injector (Injection)
Epipen Auto-Injector (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information
Epipen Auto-Injector (Injection)
Epipen Auto-Injector (Injection) Medication Classification
Epipen Auto-Injector (Injection) Brandname
Epipen Auto-Injector, Epipen 2-Pak Auto-Injector, Epipen Jr 2-Pak Auto-Injector, Epipen Jr Auto-Injector
Epipen Auto-Injector (Injection) is used for the Treatment
Treats a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) in an emergency situation.
When To Not Use Epipen Auto-Injector (Injection)
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 Epipen Auto-Injector (Injection)
- 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 Epipen Auto-Injector (Injection) Storage
Store Epipen Auto-Injector (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Epipen Auto-Injector (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Epipen Auto-Injector (Injection)
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®).
Epipen Auto-Injector (Injection) 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.
Epipen Auto-Injector (Injection) 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
- Trouble breathing