Epipen Jr Generic Name & Formulations
Epinephrine 0.15mg (1:2000); prefilled auto-injector; contains sulfites.
Epipen Jr Indications
Emergency treatment of allergic reactions (Type 1) including anaphylaxis.
Epipen Jr Dosage and Administration
Adults and Children
Inject IM or SQ only into the anterolateral aspect of the thigh. <15kg: not studied. 15–30kg: 0.15mg. ≥30kg: 0.3mg. May repeat another dose if needed.
Epipen Jr Contraindications
Epipen Jr Boxed Warnings
Epipen Jr Warnings/Precautions
The presence of sulfite in this product should not deter use. Cardiovascular disease. Hypertension. Hyperthyroidism. Diabetes. Parkinson's disease. Injection-related complications: do not inject intravenously or into buttock (risk of Clostridial infections), digits, hands, or feet; hold leg firmly and limit movement in children prior to and during injection. Advise patient to seek medical help immediately. Train patient in use of device. Elderly. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.
Epipen Jr Pharmacokinetics
Epipen Jr Interactions
May be potentiated by MAOIs, tricyclic antidepressants, levothyroxine, antihistamines (eg, chlorpheniramine, tripelennamine, diphenhydramine). May be antagonized by β-blockers (eg, propranolol), α-blockers (eg, phentolamine), ergot alkaloids. Arrhythmias possible with cardiac glycosides, diuretics, or anti-arrhythmics.
Epipen Jr Adverse Reactions
Anxiety, apprehensiveness, restlessness, tremor, weakness, dizziness, sweating, palpitations, pallor, nausea, vomiting, headache, respiratory difficulties; arrhythmias; rare: serious infections (skin and soft tissue) at injection site, stress cardiomyopathy.
Epipen Jr Clinical Trials
Epipen Jr Note
Epipen Jr Patient Counseling