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What is EpiPen ®?
EpiPen is an adrenaline auto-injector (AAI) used for self-administration of adrenaline for the emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Delivers the correct dose of adrenaline quickly.
How big do you have to be to use EpiPen Jr?
The EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector (0.15 mg) is for patients who weigh about 33 to 66 pounds (15 to 30 kilograms). It is not known if EpiPen is safe and effective in children who weigh less than 33 pounds (15 kilograms). Before using EpiPen, tell your doctor if any past use has caused an allergic reaction to get worse.
Do you need to use an EpiPen® auto-injector?
And make sure everyone who may need to use EpiPen Auto-Injector or its authorized generic for you or your child or children with potentially life-threatening (severe) allergies does the same. It is important to know not only how to use your EpiPen Auto-Injector or its authorized generic, but also when to use it.
How many milligrams of epinephrine do you put in a pen?
More Important Safety Information. Use EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.3 mg or EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors right away when you have an allergic emergency (anaphylaxis).