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What is an EpiPen ®?
EpiPen is a unique, cartridge based auto-injector containing adrenaline, the first-line treatment for severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Immediate access to an EpiPen Auto-Injector is critical.
What are the parts of an EpiPen 2-pak®?
EpiPen 2-Pak contains 2 EpiPen Auto-Injectors and 1 Trainer. Each EpiPen Auto-Injector delivers one 0.3 mg intramuscular dose of epinephrine from epinephrine injection, USP 0.3 mg/0.3mL.
How do you administer an EpiPen or Epi Pen Jr?
1 Prepare EpiPen or EpiPen Jr for injection Remove the EpiPen or EpiPen Jr from the clear carrier tube. … 2 Administer EpiPen or EpiPen Jr If you are administering EpiPen or EpiPen Jr to a young child, hold the leg firmly in place while administering an injection. … 3 Get emergency medical help now.
Can EpiPens be reused?
EpiPen and EpiPen Jr are single-dose injectable devices that deliver a fixed dose of epinephrine. The auto-injector cannot be reused. Do not attempt to reuse EpiPen after the device has been activated.