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Single pack: One EpiPen
2-Pak: Two EpiPen Jr & one EpiPen trainer device
Selection of the appropriate dosage strength (EpiPen 0.3 mg or EpiPen Jr 0.15 mg) is determined according to patient body weight.
– Patients greater than or equal to 30 kg: EpiPen 0.3 mg
– Patients 15 to 30 kg: EpiPen Jr 0.15 mg
Inject EpiPen or EpiPen Jr intramuscularly into the anterolateral aspect of the thigh, through clothing if necessary. Instruct caregivers of young children who are prescribed an EpiPen or EpiPen Jr and who may be uncooperative and kick or move during an injection to hold the leg firmly in place and limit movement prior to and during an injection.
Each EpiPen or EpiPen Jr contains a single dose of epinephrine for single-use injection. Since the doses of epinephrine delivered from EpiPen or EpiPen Jr are fixed, consider using other forms of injectable epinephrine if doses lower than 0.15 mg are deemed necessary.
The prescriber should carefully assess each patient to determine the most appropriate dose of epinephrine, recognizing the life-threatening nature of the reactions for which this drug is indicated. With severe persistent anaphylaxis, repeat injections with an additional EpiPen or EpiPen Jr may be necessary. More than two sequential doses of epinephrine should only be administered under direct medical supervision.
The epinephrine solution in the clear window of the EpiPen Auto-Injector should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration. Epinephrine is light sensitive and should be stored in the carrier tube provided to protect it from light.
Severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to hymenoptera stings, foods and other allergens and in life threatening situations caused by asthma attack.
See prescribing information for full details. (In life-threatening situations, no absolute C.I.).