Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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The epinephrine auto-injector is used to treat life-threatening allergic emergencies, including anaphylaxis in people who are at risk for, or have a history of serious allergic emergencies. Use of an epinephrine auto-injector must be followed by emergency medical care.

What are some of the allergic reactions that can cause anaphylaxis and require the use of an epinephrine auto-injector?

Allergic reactions can be caused by stinging and biting insects, allergy injections, food, medicines, exercise, or other unknown causes. These reactions, also called anaphylaxis or allergic emergencies, can be life-threatening and can happen within minutes.

What are some of the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis?

Symptoms of anaphylaxis to be aware of include trouble breathing, wheezing, hoarseness (changes in the way your voice sounds), hives (raised reddened rash that may itch), severe itching, swelling of your face, lips, mouth, or tongue.*

*These are just some of the symptoms of anaphylaxis. Please check the Patient Information Leaflet or ask your healthcare provider for all of the symptoms.

If anaphylaxis is a risk, should my child keep an epinephrine auto-injector at school?

Yes, your child, as well as appropriate school personnel (such as a nurse), should have access to an epinephrine auto-injector while at school.

Does the epinephrine auto injector deliver the same medicine as other epinephrine auto-injectors?

Yes. All epinephrine auto-injectors use the same medicine, called epinephrine. It’s important to note that some devices may have unique features. It is essential that you become familiar with the features of your device so you are prepared in an emergency. Please consult your healthcare provider to become familiar with how to inject the epinephrine auto-injector.

Can I travel with my epinephrine auto-injector?

It’s recommended that you always keep your epinephrine auto-injector with you. If you will be traveling by plane, it’s suggested that you carry the epinephrine auto-injector in the original packaging and bring a letter from your physician that confirms your need to carry the auto-injector.

After I used my epinephrine auto-injector, I still see medicine remaining in my epinephrine auto-injector. Did I get my dose?

It is normal for some of the medicine to remain in the auto-injector after the dose is injected. The correct dose has been administered if you see the needle sticking out of the red tip. The remaining liquid that is left after this fixed dose cannot be further administered.

What should I do after I have received my dose?

The epinephrine auto-injector is for immediate self (or caregiver) administration and does not take the place of emergency medical care. You should get emergency medical help right away after using the epinephrine auto-injector.

Does my epinephrine auto-injector expire?

Yes, the epinephrine in the auto-injector does expire. You should check the expiration date often and obtain another auto-injector before it expires. You’ll find the expiration date in two places: on the label of the auto-injector itself and on the side panel of the package in which the auto-injector came in.

Can I reuse my epinephrine auto-injector?

No, the epinephrine auto-injector is designed for a one-time use only. It is important to use the epinephrine injection exactly as prescribed by your doctor or healthcare provider.

Why is the epinephrine auto-injector available in 2 dosage strengths?

The epinephrine auto-injector comes in two dose strengths because dosage is determined according to a person’s body weight. Your doctor will carefully determine which dose is right for you.

Are Trainer devices available for the epinephrine auto-injector?

Yes. Trainer devices are available and free. You may order Trainer devices two different ways; via our website OR you can call 1-855-374-6374 and order directly.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector?

    1. Epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector contains epinephrine, a medicine used to treat allergic emergencies (anaphylaxis). Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening, can happen within minutes, and can be caused by stinging and biting insects, allergy injections, foods, medicines, exercise or other unknown causes. Symptoms of anaphylaxis may include:
      • trouble breathing
      • wheezing
      • hoarseness (changes in the way your voice sounds)
      • hives (raised reddened rash that may itch)
      • severe itching
      • swelling of your face, lips, mouth, or tongue
      • skin rash, redness, or swelling
      • fast heartbeat
      • weak pulse
      • feeling very anxious
      • confusion
      • stomach pain
      • losing control of urine or bowel movements (incontinence)
      • diarrhea or stomach cramps
      • dizziness, fainting, or “passing out” (unconsciousness).
    2. Always carry your epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector with you because you may not know when anaphylaxis may happen. Talk to your healthcare provider if you need additional units to keep at work, school, or other locations. Tell your family members, caregivers, and others where you keep your epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector and how to use it before you need it. You may be unable to speak in an allergic emergency.
    3. When you have an allergic emergency (anaphylaxis)
      • Use epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector right away.
      • Get emergency medical help right away. You may need further medical attention. You may need to use a second epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector if symptoms continue or recur. Only a healthcare provider should give additional doses of epinephrine if you need more than 2 injections for a single anaphylaxis episode.

    What is epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector?

    • Epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector is a disposable, prefilled automatic injection device (auto-injector) used to treat life-threatening, allergic emergencies including anaphylaxis in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic emergencies. Each device contains a single dose of epinephrine.
    • Epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector is for immediate self (or caregiver) administration and does not take the place of emergency medical care. You should get emergency medical help right away after using epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector.
    • Epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector is for people who have been prescribed this medicine by their healthcare provider.

    What should I tell my healthcare provider before using epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector? Before you use epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, especially if you:

    • have heart problems or high blood pressure
    • have diabetes
    • have thyroid problems
    • have asthma
    • have a history of depression
    • have Parkinson’s disease
    • have any other medical condition
    • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
    • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed

    Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Tell your healthcare provider of all known allergies. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take certain asthma medicines.

    How should I use epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector?

    • Each epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector contains only 1 dose of medicine.
    • Epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector should only be injected into the middle of the outer thigh (upper leg). It can be injected through clothing, if needed.
    • Read the Instructions for Use in the Patient Information Leaflet for information about the right way to use epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector.
    • Your healthcare provider will show you how to safely use the epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector.
    • Use epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to use it.

    What are the possible side effects of epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector? Epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector may cause serious side effects.

    • Epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector should only be injected into the middle of your outer thigh (upper leg). Do not inject epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector into your veins, buttocks, fingers, toes hands or feet.

    If you accidently inject epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector into any other part of your body, go to the nearest emergency room right away. Tell the healthcare provider where on your body you received the accidental injection.

    • Rarely patients who use epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector may develop infections at the injection site within a few days of an injection. Some of these infections can be serious. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following at an injection site:
      • redness that does not go away
      • swelling
      • tenderness
      • the area feels warm to the touch
    • If you inject a young child with epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector, hold their leg firmly in place before and during the injection to prevent injuries.
    • If you have certain medical conditions, or take certain medicines, your condition may get worse or you may have more or longer lasting side effects when you use epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector. Talk to your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions.

    Common side effects of epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector include

    • faster, irregular or “pounding” heartbeat
    • sweating
    • headache
    • weakness
    • shakiness
    • paleness
    • feelings of over excitement, nervousness, or anxiety
    • dizziness
    • nausea or vomiting
    • breathing problems

    These side effects may go away with rest. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

    Keep epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector and all medicines out of the reach of children.

    What are the ingredients in epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector? Active Ingredient: epinephrine Inactive Ingredients: sodium chloride, chlorobutanol, sodium bisulfite, hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide, and water.

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088. To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS contact Laboratories, Inc. at 1-877-994-6729. Please click here for full Prescribing Information including the Patient Information Leaflet.

    For more information and video instructions on the use of epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector, go to www.epinephrineautoinject.com or call 1-800-934-6729.

    Indication: The epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector is a disposable, prefilled automatic injection device (auto-injector) used to treat life-threatening, allergic emergencies including anaphylaxis in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic emergencies.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector?

  1. Epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector contains epinephrine, a medicine used to treat allergic emergencies (anaphylaxis). Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening, can happen within minutes, and can be caused by stinging and biting insects, allergy injections, foods, medicines, exercise or other unknown causes. Symptoms of anaphylaxis may include:
    • trouble breathing
    • wheezing
    • hoarseness (changes in the way your voice sounds)
    • hives (raised reddened rash that may itch)
    • severe itching
    • swelling of your face, lips, mouth, or tongue
    • skin rash, redness, or swelling
    • fast heartbeat
    • weak pulse
    • feeling very anxious
    • confusion
    • stomach pain
    • losing control of urine or bowel movements (incontinence)
    • diarrhea or stomach cramps
    • dizziness, fainting, or “passing out” (unconsciousness).
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