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EpiPen Junior (Epinephrine Pen) is an auto injector that delivers Epinephrine into the body in cases of severe allergic reactions. Epinephrine stimulates the heart, raises blood pressure, reverses hives, and can reduce swelling on the face, lips and throat in cases of serious allergic reactions.
You will only require the use of an EpiPen Junior (Epinephrine Pen) in emergency situations. To prepare for an emergency keep an EpiPen Junior with you or somewhere you can easily access in emergencies. If you know you have serious or life threatening allergies keep the EpiPen Junior with you at all times in case you need to administer a shot.
There can different brands of EpiPen Junior requiring slightly different instructions on how to inject the medication in the body. Also consider the dosage when looking for generic injectable Epinephrine. EpiPen Junior (Epinephrine Pen) has 0.15 milligrams of Epinephrine while adult dosing contains 0.3 milligrams.
Read all the instructions and paper for your EpiPen Junior (Epinephrine Pen) and then teach friends and family, teachers, or anyone around you how to administer the EpiPen Junior in case you are not physically able to administer the shot.
It is important that you discuss all your known allergies before deciding if the EpiPen Junior is the right solution for you. EpiPen Junior contains sulfites and could create an interaction with those who are sensitive to sulfites. Speak with your doctor regarding any sensitivities to sulfites or other minerals to know the risks of using an EpiPen in emergency situations.
The EpiPen Junior could make you dizzy after use. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you know you can perform these actions safely.
Common side effects can include: upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sweating, nervousness, weakness, pale skin, headache, anxiety, tremors, shaking hands that are not controllable.
More serious side effects can also include: increased breathing difficulty, dangerously high blood pressure, severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeats, seizure.
Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help managing any side effects after administering an EpiPen Junior shot. If you experience any serious side effects contact your doctor for additional medical treatment.
Q: Can I use this in an emergency while pregnant or breast feeding?
A: The EpiPen Junior is for emergency use and the dosage is intended for children. You should consider the Adult EpiPen and only after you check with your doctor regarding the risk associated with have Epinephrine injected while pregnant. Additionally you should also speak with your doctor regarding the effects of the EpiPen while breast feeding.
Q: When should I take the EpiPen Junior?
A: This is an emergency auto inject able intended to stop a severe allergic reaction. You should use the EpiPen Junior only if you develop a severe allergic reaction. Speak with your doctor regarding the treatment of minor allergic reactions.
Q: How should I store the EpiPen Junior?
A: You should store the EpiPen Junior at room temperature and should kept away from children and pets. If you have serious allergies you should store the EpiPen Junior somewhere close or keep it with you at all times in case of an emergency. Speak with your pharmacist to learn how to safely dispose of used EpiPens.
Q: I noticed there is an EpiPen and EpiPen Junior, what is the difference?
A: The adult does of the EpiPen assumes a weight of more than 66 pounds and delivers 0.3 milligrams of Epinephrine intended suitable for an adult. The EpiPen Junior assumes a weight less than 66 pounds and delivers half the does (0.15 milligrams).
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