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300mcg Adrenaline/epinephrine pen Auto Injector
Epipen 300mcg/0.3mL Auto Injector is for Adults and children above 30kg bodyweight.
The EpiPen® Adrenaline Auto–Injector is only to be used for the immediate EMERGENCY TREATMENT of a SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION (also known as ANAPHYLAXIS). Your doctor or pharmacist will explain what this is like, so that you know when you must use EpiPen® Adrenaline Auto-Injector. EpiPen® Adrenaline Auto-Injector is used to treat people who have a severe allergic reaction caused by, for example, hypersensitivity to;
· stinging insects
· latex or
· other allergens, possibly unidentified.
Do not inject into hands, feet, ears, nose, buttocks, genital area or into a blood vessel.
If this does happen accidentally you must immediately seek medical attention.
As this medicine is classified as a "Pharmacist Only" medicine, you are required to fill in some details about your condition. This will enable the pharmacist to ensure this medicine is appropriate for you. We will be in contact with you if we require further information.
This website does not contain all the information available on this medicine. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Always read the label carefully and use strictly as directed.
If you have any questions about using this medicine please feel free to ask us.
EpiPen Adult is a disposable auto-injector which provides a single dose of epinephrine, often a life-saving treatment in cases of severe anaphylactic reactions or severe asthma attacks when emergency medical treatment is not immediately available.
EpiPen Adult delivers a single dose of 0.3 mg (300 mcg) epinephrine. This treatment is intended for patients weighing 30 kilograms (66 pounds) and up. For patients weighing under 30 kilograms (66 pounds) please see EpiPen Junior, which provides a smaller dose of 0.15 mg (150 mcg).
When Every Second Counts, Use EpiPen
Anaphylaxis is a severe response to an allergen, such as bee venom, latex, or food additives. In most cases, the more serious the reaction, the faster symptoms occur. Individuals who have previously had serious reactions to an allergen are likely to have serious reactions when exposed again.
Life-threatening symptoms of anaphylaxis include:
In worst cases, the above symptoms can develop just seconds or minutes after exposure to an allergen. Untreated, death or permanent damage can occur very quickly. Around the world, the standard treatment to immediately get anaphylactic symptoms under control is epinephrine. EpiPen Adult delivers that epinephrine, buying time to seek medical treatment.
Individuals at risk of anaphylaxis, or caretakers for those who are, typically carry a minimum of two EpiPens, or some similar treatment, with them at all times, as well as keep supplies in places frequented -- work or school, vehicles, and so forth.
While epinephrine is a proven treatment for controlling asthma attacks, ideally it is delivered in aerosolized form, via inhaler or nebulizer. However, in an emergency situation where asthma is life-threatening, administering EpiPen will help open airways. Likewise, if injectable epinephrine is not available, aerosolized epinephrine will help treat anaphylaxis -- though it will not be as effective as an injection.
Using EpiPen Adult
EpiPen Adult is designed to be used quickly and easily, though it may not be readily obvious how to use the device when under pressure during an emergency. Patients and caregivers are advised to familiarize themselves with the product before a life-or-death situation.
It is normal for some liquid to remain in EpiPen Adult after use. Pens are designed to work only once; if the needle has extended, it will not deliver more medication. Since second doses are sometimes required to control symptoms, a minimum of two pens should be on-hand at all times.
When faced with a life-or-death situation such as severe anaphylaxis or asthma, there are no preexisting conditions, drug interactions, or any other reasons to avoid administering EpiPen.
Keep in mind that epinephrine is utilized by the body quickly, usually within 10 to 20 minutes. Seek emergency medical help as soon as possible after symptoms are under control, before the drug wears off, even if symptoms disappear completely -- symptoms may return.