Adrenalin

Name: Adrenalin

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Adrenalin (epinephrine injection)?

Before using epinephrine, tell your doctor if any past use of this medicine caused an allergic reaction to get worse.

To make sure epinephrine injection is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • heart disease or high blood pressure;

  • asthma;

  • Parkinson's disease;

  • depression or mental illness;

  • a thyroid or adrenal gland disorder; or

  • diabetes (you may need to adjust your dose of insulin or other diabetes medication after using epinephrine injection).

It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

It is not known whether epinephrine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

In an emergency situation it may not be possible to tell your caregivers if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Make sure any doctor caring for your pregnancy or your baby knows you have received this medication.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since epinephrine is normally used only as needed in an emergency, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule. Do not use repeat doses of epinephrine without a doctor's advice.

What is epinephrine injection (adrenaclick, adrenaclick two-pack, adrenalin, epipen 2-pak, epipen auto-injector, epipen jr 2-pak, epipen jr auto-injector, twinject auto-injector, twinject auto-injector two pack)?

Epinephrine is a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs. These effects can reverse severe low blood pressure, wheezing, severe skin itching, hives, and other symptoms of an allergic reaction.

Epinephrine injection is used to treat severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to insect stings or bites, foods, drugs, and other allergens. Epinephrine is also used to treat exercise-induced anaphylaxis.

Epinephrine auto-injectors such as EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. may be kept on hand for self-injection by a person with a history of an severe allergic reaction.

Epinephrine injection may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should i avoid while using epinephrine injection?

Do not inject epinephrine into a vein or into the muscles of your buttocks, or it may not work as well. Inject it only into the fleshy outer portion of the thigh.

Accidentally injecting epinephrine into your hands or feet may result in a loss of blood flow to those areas, and resulting numbness. If this occurs, seek emergency medical attention.

Where can i get more information?

Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about epinephrine injection.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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