Epipen 300ug Adrenaline Injection Syringe Auto-Injector
This product is a Pharmacist Only Medicine and requires pharmacist advice for us to send it to you. If you order this product, you will be required to call us within 48 hours on 03 9568 6677 to complete the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor's prescription.
EpiPen® is only to be used for the immediate EMERGENCY TREATMENT of a SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION (also known as ANAPHYLAXIS).
EpiPen® is used to treat people who have a severe allergic reaction caused by, for example, hypersensitivity to
- stinging insects
- insect bites
- latex or
- other allergens, possibly unidentified.
EpiPen Auto-Injector delivers one measured dose of adrenaline (epinephrine). This dose is intended for a person who weighs more than 30 kg and has been assessed by their doctor as needing EpiPen®.
Your doctor may also advise Epipen® Auto-Injector for a child who weighs from 15kg up to 30kg.
Flip open the yellow cap on the protective carry tube. Carefully tip and slide the EpiPen® Auto-Injector out of the carry tube. Never place thumb, fingers or hand over the orange end as this contains the needle. Check the contents of the EpiPen® Auto-Injector through the “viewing window”. Make sure the solution is clear, colourless and sediment-free. If the “viewing window” is obscured, the EpiPen® has already “fired” and cannot be used again.
Make a fist around the EpiPen® Auto-Injector, with your thumb nearest to the blue safety release (see FIGURE 1).
Activate the EpiPen® Auto-Injector by removing the blue safety release with your other hand (also shown in FIGURE 1). This “triggers” the EpiPen®. It is now ready to
- “fire” the needle and
- inject the medicine through the needle into the thigh muscle.
After you remove the blue safety release do not touch or place thumb, fingers or hand over the orange end as this contains the needle.
Hold the EpiPen® Auto-Injector at a 90° angle (right angle) to the outer part of the thigh. Hold the orange end about 5cm away from the thigh (see FIGURE 2).
Push the orange end FIRMLY into the outer mid-thigh until a “click” is heard or felt. Keep pressing the EpiPen® Auto-Injector firmly against the thigh for approximately 10 seconds (see FIGURE 3).
NOTE: EpiPen® may be used either
- through clothing, as shown in FIGURE 3, or
- directly on to skin.
When you press the orange end of the EpiPen® Auto-Injector firmly against the thigh, the hidden needle “fires”. It injects the measured dose of adrenaline (epinephrine) into the thigh muscle.
Carefully take the EpiPen® Auto-Injector away from the thigh.
The orange needle cover will extend to cover the needle (see FIGURE 4).
Gently rub the thigh in the area of the injection for about 10 seconds.
Check the “viewing window” - it should now be obscured. If it isn’t, the EpiPen® has not “fired” or worked. If the “viewing window” is not obscured, repeat steps 2-6 above.
Record the time EpiPen® was given.
Seek further medical attention for yourself immediately. Although you have received adrenaline (epinephrine) from EpiPen®, you may need more medical treatment.
- Contact your doctor or
- Call an ambulance (telephone 000 in Australia or 111 in New Zealand). State that adrenaline (epinephrine) treatment may be needed.
NOTE: EpiPen® is only for immediate emergency treatment of a severe allergic reaction. Further treatment is usually needed.
Explain to the doctor that you have had EpiPen® (intramuscular adrenaline (epinephrine)).
Take your used EpiPen® Auto-Injector with you.
After the EpiPen® Auto-Injector has “fired” or worked, the orange needle cover will extend to cover the exposed needle. After use, continue to handle the EpiPen® Auto-Injector safely and with care. Do this even if you think the EpiPen® Auto-Injector has not “triggered”, “fired” or worked properly.
You CANNOT RE-USE the EpiPen® Auto-Injector even though some adrenaline (epinephrine) is left inside it.
After use, do not just throw away the EpiPen® Auto-Injector.
- Do not tamper with the orange needle cover.
- Do not replace the blue safety release.
- The used auto-injector with extended needle cover will not fit back into the carry tube.
- Give your used EpiPen®, to the doctor’s office or to a hospital. This is for inspection, if required, and also for safe disposal. The used EpiPen®, should be placed in a rigid sharps disposal unit.
Auto-Injector contains a single dose of Adrenaline 300ug in 0.3mL
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other medicines, including any medicines that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop. These medicines may affect how well the adrenaline (epinephrine) in EpiPen® works. Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you what to do if you are taking any of these medicines.
Do not inject into hands, feet, ears, nose, buttocks, genital area or into a blood vessel. If an accidental injection occurs at one of these areas, seek medical attention immediately.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any of the following:
- fast or noticeable heart beat
- difficulty breathing
- shortness of breath
- pale skin colour
- nausea or vomiting
- flushing or redness of face and skin.
These side effects are minor and short lasting.
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