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EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector is a device used for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) in children weighing between 15 and 30 kilograms (33 and 66 pounds).
EpiPen Jr contains epinephrine, a medication that helps to constrict blood vessels to increase blood pressure and improve breathing. Here is some additional information based on the provided search results:
Use and Dosage
The EpiPen Jr comes in a pre-filled, single-use tube that contains the epinephrine solution and features a spring-loaded needle that quickly injects the medication into the thigh muscle. It is administered by injecting the device into the outer thigh muscle.
Here are the steps to use EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector based on the search results:
- Remove the gray safety release cap.
- Hold the EpiPen Jr in your fist with the orange tip pointing down. Swing and push the orange tip firmly into the middle of the outer thigh, at a right angle to the thigh.
- Push down on the orange tip and hold it in place for 3 seconds. You should hear a “click” sound indicating that the injection has been activated.
- Remove the EpiPen Jr from the thigh and gently rub the injection area for 10 seconds.
- Seek medical attention immediately, even if symptoms improve, continue to monitor the patient.
Please note that these instructions are based on the search results, and you should always follow the specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider. Additionally, seek medical attention immediately after using EpiPen Jr, even if symptoms improve.
The recommended dose of the EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector is 0.15 mg in children weighing between 15 and 30 kilograms (33 and 66 pounds). Children weighing less than 15 kg may require a different dose or device.
Common Side Effects of Epi Pen Auto Injector Jr (Epinephrine):
- Pale skin
- Shaking hands that are not controllable
- Upset stomach
Serious Side Effects of Epi Pen Auto Injector Jr (Epinephrine):
- Blurred vision
- Buzzing in your ears
- Chest pain
- Dangerously high blood pressure
- Increased breathing difficulty
- Irregular heartbeats
- Severe headache
- Shortness of breath
Forms and Strength
Epi Pen Auto Injector Jr (Epinephrine) is available in the following forms and strength:
Epi Pen Auto Injector Jr: Injection
- Only use EpiPen or EpiPen Jr in an emergency where a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) requires the use of epinephrine.
- EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injectors should only be used by individuals who have been prescribed them by a healthcare professional and are trained in their use.
- EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injectors should only be used on the outer thigh muscle. Do not inject into the buttock, veins, or fingers.
- Seek medical attention immediately after using an EpiPen or EpiPen Jr, even if symptoms improve.
- EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injectors have an expiry date. Check the expiration date regularly and replace it before it expires.
- Always carry two EpiPen or EpiPen Jr auto-injectors with you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long should I hold the EpiPen Jr in place after injecting?
Hold the EpiPen Jr in place for 3 seconds after injection. It allows for the full dose of medicine to be administered.
How should I store my EpiPen Jr auto-injectors?
The EpiPen Jr should be stored at room temperature, around 68-77 degrees Fahrenheit (20-25 Celsius). Do not expose the EpiPen Jr to extreme temperatures or humidity.
Can the EpiPen Jr be used on infants or young children?
Yes, the EpiPen Jr can be used in infants and young children weighing between 15 kg (33 lbs) and 30 kg (66 lbs) who are at risk for anaphylaxis.
How often should I replace my EpiPen Jr auto-injectors?
EpiPen Jr auto-injectors should be replaced before the expiration date printed on the device. Check the expiration date regularly and get a new EpiPen Jr before it expires.
It's important to purchase Epi Pen Auto Injector Jr from verified Canadian pharmacy.