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EpiPen Adrenaline Injection Syringe Auto-Injector is used to treat allergic emergencies (Anaphylaxis). Anaphylactic shock is a potentially life-threatening condition where a severe allergic reaction affects most of the body. This can include the involuntary, or ?smooth?, muscle tissue in the lungs and the gastrointestinal system contracting, resulting in dangerous hypotension (low blood pressure) and stomach pains, vasodilation (dilation of blood vessel walls), and tachycardia (increased heart rate). EpiPen is a pre-filled auto-injection syringe that can be self-administered in an emergency to provide the adrenaline, also known as epinephrine, the body needs in this situation. The EpiPen auto-injector delivers a single intramuscular dose containing 300 mcg of adrenaline in 0.3ml (1:1000 USP). The EpiPen Jr. auto-injector delivers a single intramuscular dose containing 150mcg of adrenaline in 0.3ml (1:2000 USP).
The needle is not visible in the EpiPen before use. Carefully read the product instructions so that you are prepared prior to an emergency situation. To administer a dose, make a fist around the auto-injector and place the black end of the EpiPen on the upper outer thigh, at a 90? angle, perpendicular to the leg. Remove the grey safety cap from the end of the auto-injector. Now jab the EpiPen firmly into the thigh, activating the auto-injector mechanism. You will hear a click and feel a pinprick as the needle enters, delivering adrenaline into the muscle. Hold the device in position for several seconds before withdrawing it from the thigh. Dispose of the auto-injector carefully, ensuring that you do not to touch the needle now it is exposed. Massage the injection area for about 10 seconds.
EpiPen is a pharmacist only medicine. EpiPen is a registered trademark of E. Merck, Darmstadt, Germany (parent company of EM Industries, Inc.) and distributed in New Zealand by CSL (NZ) Limited, Auckland.
If you are currently taking other medications, have other medical conditions, you may be pregnant, or you are breastfeeding, please contact us to talk to a pharmacist.
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EpiPen Adult - 300mcg injectable dose
EpiPen Junior - 150mcg injectable dose EXP JAN/19