what is epi pen
Injection containing epinephrine
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What is an EpiPen?
EpiPen is an injection that contains epinephrine, a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs.
What is an EpiPen® or Epi Pen Jr® auto-injector?
EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors are for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) caused by allergens, exercise, or unknown triggers; and for people who are at increased risk for these reactions. EpiPen and EpiPen Jr are intended for immediate administration as emergency supportive therapy only.
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.