EpiPen/EpiPen Jr

EpiPen/EpiPen Jr

epinephrine

Manufacturer:

Mylan

Distributor:

Atlanta Medicare
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Epinephrine
Indications/Uses
Emergency treatment of allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to insect stings/bites, foods, drugs & other allergens as well as idiopathic or exercise-induced anaphylaxis.
Dosage/Direction for Use
IM Adult 0.3 mg. Childn 0.15-0.3 mg depending upon the body wt. Dose of 0.01 mg/kg body wt is more appropriate for patients <30 kg.
Contraindications
During general anesth w/ chloroform, tricholoethylene or cyclopropane. Parenteral use during 2nd stage of labor.
Special Precautions
Do not inj IV or into the buttock; fingers, toes, ears, nose or genitalia in conjunction w/ local anesth. Avoid possible inadvertent intravascular administration. History of severe allergic reactions. Heart disease. Patients w/ coronary insufficiency & angle-closure glaucoma. Hyperthyroidism, CV disease, HTN or diabetes. Ped patients <15 (EpiPen Jr) or 30 (EpiPen) kg body wt, elderly. Pregnancy.
Adverse Reactions
Palpitations, tachycardia, sweating, nausea & vomiting, resp difficulty, pallor, dizziness, weakness, tremor, headache, apprehension, nervousness, anxiety; cardiac arrhythmias. Psychomotor agitation, disorientation, impaired memory, assaultive behavior, panic, hallucination, suicidal or homocidal tendencies, psychosis w/ schizophrenic-like disorder & paranoid delusion. May cause change in ECG. Ventricular ectopy, HTN, vasoconstriction. Angina pectoris.
Drug Interactions
Digitalis, mercurial diuretics or quinidine. Halogenated hydrocarbon anesth eg, halothane. Potentiated effects w/ TCAs & MAOIs.
MIMS Class
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 Jr inj 0.15 mg
Packing/Price
1's
Form
EpiPen inj 0.3 mg
Packing/Price
1's
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