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BRIEF SUMMARY OF PATIENT INFORMATION


Please read this information before using EpiPen® Auto-Injector. Consult the Patient Insert for complete patient information. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare professional about EpiPen. If you have any questions about EpiPen ask your healthcare professional.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION


The patient and caregiver should read this information carefully before using EpiPen® EpiPen®


and EpiPen® or


Jr Auto-Injector. Please be prepared! Read the entire insert before an emergency occurs! EpiPen®


Jr Auto-Injectors


are disposable, prefilled automatic injection devices for use during allergic emergencies. They contain a single dose of epinephrine which you inject into your outer thigh. EpiPen®


does not hurt, and use of the EpiPen®


or EpiPen®


Jr Auto-Injector early at the start of such allergic reactions is important to help prevent the allergic reaction from becoming worse.


 ® or EpiPen® Jr Auto-Injector


into the middle of the outer side of the thigh (upper leg).


     ® and EpiPen®


Jr Auto-Injectors is used to treat life- threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). You should use this medication only if your doctor has prescribed it for allergic emergencies. Such emergencies may occur from insect stings or bites, foods, drugs, latex, other allergens, exercise induced anaphylaxis, or unknown causes.


         medical conditions and allergies.


and EpiPen®


Jr Auto-Injector contain no latex. The EpiPen® and EpiPen®


Jr Auto-Injectors are intended for people who have been prescribed this medication by their physician.


It’s important that you have this emergency medicine with you at all times. If you need additional units to keep at work, school, etc, please talk to your doctor. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.


What is the most important information I should know about EpiPen® Auto-Injector?


and EpiPen® or EpiPen® Jr


When you have allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) use the EpiPen®


Jr Auto-Injector right


away and immediately go to your doctor or emergency room for more medical treatment.           EpiPen®


or EpiPen® or EpiPen® Jr Auto-Injector for


emergency treatment of allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). For most people, injection of the EpiPen®


Jr Auto-Injector in the thigh


 using EpiPen®


or EpiPen® Jr Auto-Injector.


Since you cannot predict when a life-threatening allergic reaction may occur, carry the EpiPen® EpiPen®


or Jr Auto-Injector with you at all times.


What is EpiPen® The EpiPen®


/EpiPen® Jr Auto-Injector? and EpiPen® Jr Auto-Injectors are


products used for the emergency injection of epinephrine. Epinephrine is a medicine used for life-threatening allergic reactions such as severe swelling, breathing problems, or loss of blood pressure. Allergic reactions can be caused by stinging and biting insects, allergy injections, food, medicines, exercise, or unknown causes.


Life-threatening allergic reactions may show up as closing of your breathing airways, wheezing, sneezing, hoarseness, hives, itching, swelling, skin redness, fast heartbeat, weak pulse, feeling very anxious, confusion, stomach pain, losing control of urine or bowel movements (incontinence), faintness, or “passing out” (unconsciousness).


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