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EpiPen (epinephrine auto-injector, EpiPen Jr)

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Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

Medical and Pharmacy Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

John P. Cunha, DO, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Cunha's educational background includes a BS in Biology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and a DO from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.

ARTICLE RELATED DISEASES IMAGES & QUIZZES INDEX 10 Common Allergy Triggers Slideshow Pictures Take the Quiz on Allergies Nasal Allergy Relief Products Slideshow GENERIC NAME: epinephrine injection, autoinjectorBRAND NAME: EpiPen, EpiPen Jr

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

USES:

Epinephrine autoinjectors are used for emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including

anaphylactic reactions caused by inset stings or bites, allergen immunotherapy, foods, drugs, chemicals used for diagnostic testing substances such as radiocontrast media, and other allergens.

EpiPen also is used for treating anaphylaxis due to exercise or unknown causes.

EpiPen is used for emergency use only and are should not replace proper medical care.

SIDE EFFECTS:

Common side effects of EpiPen include:

Anxiety Dizziness Shortness of breath Flushing Headache Nausea Nervousness Pale skin (pallor) Restlessness Sweating Tremor Vomiting

Possible serious side effects of EpiPen include:

Abnormal heart beats Chest pain High blood pressure Respiratory difficulties Increased heart rate Palpitations

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/26/2016

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