EPIPEN, 0.3MG, INJ.AUTO
This medication is typically used for the emergency treatment of severe allergies. Its effects can be felt within a few minutes.
How to use this medication
This medication must be easily accessible at any time.
This product is injected by an auto-injector system. Follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully when using the injector. If necessary, ask your pharmacist to review the procedure with you.
The effects of the injection do not last long. If an allergic reaction occurs, inject yourself immediately and call 911 or the emergency room of the nearest hospital.
After the injection, re-insert the used injector into its carrying tube, needle first. Make sure it is disposed of safely.
Possible side effects
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
- it may cause palpitations (rapid and strong heart beat);
- it may cause shakiness.
As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Do not refrigerate or allow it to freeze. Keep it out of reach of young children.
This medication may interact with other medications or supplements, sometimes significantly. Many interactions, however, may be dealt with by a dosage adjustment or a change in medication schedule. Check with your pharmacist before using this medication in combination with any other medications (including non-prescription products), vitamins or natural products.
It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:
- if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
- if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
- all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.
This document contains useful information for those taking this medication. It is not intended, in any way, to replace the advice of a trained health professional. For more information, consult the manufacturer's literature, where you will find additional information about uncommon side effects as well as contraindications associated with this product.
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