GENERIC NAME: epinephrine injection, autoinjector
BRAND NAME: EpiPen, EpiPen Jr
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
Epinephrine autoinjectors are used for emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including
- anaphylactic reactions caused by inset stings or bites,
- allergen immunotherapy,
- chemicals used for diagnostic testing substances such as radiocontrast media, and
- other allergens.
EpiPen is used for emergency use only and are should not replace proper medical care.
Common side effects of EpiPen include:
- Shortness of breath
- Pale skin (pallor)
Possible serious side effects of EpiPen include:
- Abnormal heart beats
- Chest pain
- High blood pressure
- Respiratory difficulties
- Increased heart rate
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