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- What is epinephrine auto-injector, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for epinephrine auto-injector?
- Is epinephrine auto-injector available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for epinephrine auto-injector?
- What are the uses for epinephrine auto-injector?
- What are the side effects of epinephrine auto-injector?
- What is the dosage for epinephrine auto-injector?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with epinephrine auto-injector?
- Is epinephrine auto-injector safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about epinephrine auto-injector?
Is epinephrine auto-injector safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- Use of epinephrine has not been adequately evaluated in pregnant women. Use of epinephrine in animal studies was associated with birth defects. Epinephrine should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
- It is not known if epinephrine is excreted in breast milk. Since many drugs are excreted in human milk and have the potential of causing harm to the nursing infant, caution should be used when epinephrine is administered to a nursing mother.
What else should I know about epinephrine auto-injector?
What preparations of epinephrine auto-injector are available?
Autoinjector: 0.15 mg/0.3 ml, 0.3 mg/0.3 ml
How should I keep epinephrine auto-injector stored?
- EpiPen should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F).
- It shouldn't be refrigerated.
- Epinephrine is light sensitive and should be stored in the carrier tube provided to protect it from light.
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information
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