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EpiPen (Epinephrine Auto Injector)

Drug:EpiPen Junior (1 Syringe)
Dosage:0.15 mg/1 syr
Drug:EpiPen Adult (1 Syringe)
Dosage:0.3 mg/1 syr
Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Bolanle Aina, Pharmacist on 9/25/2023 1:41:35 PM.

EpiPen Auto-Injector (Epinephrine injection, USP) is prescription medication used to treat severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to allergens, drugs, foods, insect stings or bites. During a severe allergic reaction, blood pressure can become dangerously low with signs and symptoms include difficult breathing, fast heart rate, flashing, hives, nausea, paleness, stomach cramps, and weakness. Eipen contains a single dose of Epinephrine that works to reverse these effects. The auto injector device is a single-use system disposable system that comes with manufacturer’s instructions for safety use. Use EpiPen exactly prescribed.

Manufacturer Information

We currently have the brand EpiPen comes from United Kingdom manufactured by Meda Pharms and from Canada manufactured by Pfizer. This medication may be available under multiple brand names and comes from different countries. EpiPen comes as an auto injection device in two strengths of 0.15 mg (Epi Pen Junior, or Epipen Jr) and 0.3 mg (Epi Pen Adult). Generic Epinephrine autoinjection is not available.

The most common side effects of EpiPen injectable include:
• Anxiety;
• Dizziness;
• Headache;
• Increase in heart beat;
• Nausea;
• Pale skin;
• Vomiting;

If you suffer any serious side effects as below, please notify your doctor or pharmacist immediately:
• Chest pain;
• Difficult breathing;
• Fast heart rate;
• Symptoms of a stroke such as sudden vision, difficult speaking;
• Very lower blood pressure;

Do not use EpiPen injector solution if you are allergic to Epinephrine or any other ingredients in this medication. Tell your doctor about all the medical conditions you have had before, especially if you have:
• Asthma;
• Diabetes;
• Glaucoma;
• Heart disease;
• High blood pressure;
• Parkinson’s disease;
• Thyroid or adrenal gland disorder.

Before using Epi Pen auto injection a second time, tell your doctor if your first injection caused a serious side effect as above. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines including herbal supplements. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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