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What is an EpiPen?
EpiPen is the brand name of a device that delivers the drug epinephrine, which is a life-saving medication used when someone is experiencing a severe allergic reaction, known as anaphylaxis. EpiPen is an auto-injectable device and the generic term is injectable epinephrine. This medication acts on the whole body to shut down the allergic response.
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.
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.
What does the EpiPen trainer look like?
The EpiPen Trainer has a grey color and contains no medicine and no needle. Your auto-injector is designed to work through clothing. The blue safety release on the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector helps to prevent accidental injection of the device. Do not remove the blue safety release until you are ready to use it.