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EPIPEN INJ ADULT (1 SYRINGE)

Generic Name: epinephrine
Brand Name: EPIPEN
Drug classes: Adrenergic bronchodilators, Catecholamines, Vasopressors



WHAT IS THE DOSAGE OF THIS MEDICATION?

EpiPen is available as Epipen Junior (0.15 mg/1 syringe) and EpiPen Adult (0.3 mg/1 syringe).


WHAT IS THIS MEDICATION USED FOR?

An EpiPen is an auto-injector device used to treat an individual suffering from a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to insect stings/bites, food, medication, as well as other allergens such as latex. Symptoms of such severe allergic reaction include dangerously low blood pressure, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face and throat, hives, flushing, fast heart rate, paleness, weakness, dizziness, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Once administered, the auto-injector device injects a substance called epinephrine. Epinephrine belongs to a family of medications called sympathomimetics, compounds which mimic the stimulation of endogenous agonists on the sympathetic nervous system resulting in increases in heart rate, blood pressure, and forced cardiac contraction; relaxes the airway muscles to improve breathing; reverse hives; and reduces swelling of the face, lips, and throat.

The recommended dose of epinephrine is based on your body weight. The usual dose for children and adults who weigh 30 kg or more is 0.3 mg. For children who weigh 15 kg to 30 kg, the dose is 0.15 mg. For children who weigh less than 15 kg, other forms of epinephrine may be prescribed.

The medication is injected into the thigh with use of a special automatic device that resembles a pen. To use the pen, first remove it from the carton. Holding the device with the orange tip pointing down, remove the blue safety cap by pulling it straight up. Do not bend or twist the cap. Removing the safety cap activates the pen. Jab the tip of the pen against the thigh (through clothing if necessary) and hold it there for 3 seconds. This will activate the plunger and the needle will be pushed into the thigh muscle to inject a dose of epinephrine. There will be some solution remaining in the pen after injection. Seek immediate medical attention at the same time. If your symptoms have not improved or they continue to worsen, another dose may be used within 5 to 15 minutes, if you have a second pen. Do not inject more than 2 injections right after each other.

It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is also important to know how to use the pen properly. Improperly holding the device or removing the safety cap can prevent the device from working properly. If you are not sure how to properly use the device, ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist for a demonstration.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.

The pen should be stored in its original tube (to protect it from light) at room temperature. Do not use it if the solution is brown or has particles in it. Keep this medication out of the reach of children. Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.


WHO SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION

Do not administer Epinephrine if you:

  • are allergic to epinephrine or to any of the ingredients of the medication


POTENTIAL INTERACTION WITH OTHER MEDICATION

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.

Inform your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications that you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.

The following medications could potentially interact with Epinephrine:

  • alpha-blockers (e.g., alfuzosin, doxazosin, tamsulosin)

  • amphetamines (e.g., dextroamphetamine, lisdexamfetamine)

  • atomoxetine

  • beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol, atenolol, metoprolol)

  • bromocriptine

  • cabergoline

  • caffeine

  • cannabis

  • clozapine

  • cocaine

  • decongestant cold medications (e.g., phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine)

  • decongestant eye drops and nose sprays (e.g., naphazoline, oxymetazoline, xylometazoline)

  • dexmethylphenidate

  • diabetes medications (e.g., canagliflozin, glyburide, insulin, liraglutide, linagliptin, metformin, rosiglitazone)

  • digoxin

  • dipivefrin

  • diuretics (water pills; e.g., hydrochlorothiazide, indapamide, furosemide)

  • entacapone

  • ergot alkaloids (e.g., ergotamine, ergonovine)

  • fast-acting bronchodilators (e.g., salbutamol, terbutaline)

  • haloperidol

  • hyaluronidase

  • levothyroxine

  • linezolid

  • long-acting bronchodilators (e.g., formoterol, salmeterol)

  • medications used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm (e.g., amiodarone, sotalol, quinidine, procainamide)

  • methylphenidate

  • modafinil

  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs; e.g., moclobemide, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine)

  • nabilone

  • norepinephrine

  • phenothiazines (e.g., chlorpromazine, perphenazine, prochlorperazine)

  • serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs; e.g., desvenlafaxine, duloxetine, venlafaxine)

  • spironolactone

  • theophyllines (e.g., aminophylline, oxtriphylline, theophylline)

  • tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline, desipramine, nortriptyline)


WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF THIS MEDICATION?

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.

Inform your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications that you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Possible side effects include:

  • anxiety

  • dizziness

  • fear

  • headache

  • nausea

  • chest pain

  • difficulty breathing

  • increased heart rate

  • irregular or skipped heart beats

  • symptoms of a stroke (e.g., sudden blurred vision, difficulty speaking, dizziness, headache, weakness)

  • paleness

  • restlessness

  • shakiness

  • sweating

  • tenseness

  • throbbing

  • tremors

  • vomiting

  • weakness

  • infection at the injection site (e.g., persistent redness, swelling, tenderness, warmth)


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