EpiPen/EpiPen Jr

EpiPen/EpiPen Jr

epinephrine

Manufacturer:

Mylan Pharma

Distributor:

Luen Cheong Hong
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Per mL EpiPen Epinephrine 0.3 mg. EpiPen Jr 0.15 mg
Indications/Uses
Emergency treatment of allergic reactions (type 1) including anaphylaxis to stinging & biting insects, allergen immunotherapy, foods, drugs, diagnostic testing substances & other allergens, as well as idiopathic or exercise-induced anaphylaxis.
Dosage/Direction for Use
≥30 kg 0.3 mg; 15-30 kg 0.15 mg. Doses to be administered as IM or SC into anterolateral aspect of thigh.
Special Precautions
Cardiac arrhythmias, coronary artery or organic heart disease, HTN, DM, hyperthyroidism. Temporary worsening of Parkinson's disease. Do not administer to buttock. Do not inject IV. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Transient, moderate anxiety; apprehensiveness; restlessness; tremor; weakness; dizziness; sweating; palpitations; pallor; nausea & vomiting; headache; &/or resp difficulties. Arrhythmias; ventricular fibrillation; cerebral hemorrhage; angina.
Drug Interactions
Concomitant w/ digitalis, diuretics, quinidine, other antiarrhythmics, TCAs, MAOIs, levothyroxine Na, chlorpheniramine, tripelennamine, diphenhydramine, propranolol, phentolamine.
MIMS Class
Antihistamines & Antiallergics
ATC Classification
C01CA24 - epinephrine ; Belongs to the class of adrenergic and dopaminergic cardiac stimulants excluding glycosides. Used in the treatment of hypotension.
Presentation/Packing
Form
EpiPen inj 0.3 mg/0.3 mL (1:1000)
Packing/Price
2 mL x 1's
Form
EpiPen Jr inj 0.15 mg/0.3 mL (1:2000)
Packing/Price
2 mL x 1's
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