HCP Safety Information
- EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors are indicated for the emergency treatment of anaphylactic reactions in patients who are determined to be at increased risk for anaphylaxis, including individuals with a history of anaphylactic reactions.
- Select dose according to patient’s body weight.
- Inject into the outer thigh.
- Following treatment of anaphylaxis, the patient must call 911.
There are no absolute contraindications to the use of epinephrine in a life-threatening allergic situation.
- Avoid use of epinephrine in patients with cardiogenic, traumatic, or hemorrhagic shock; cardiac dilation; cerebral arteriosclerosis; organic brain damage, and narrow-angle glaucoma
- Use with caution in patients with cardiac arrhythmias; coronary artery or organic heart disease; hypertension and hyperthyroidism
- Sulfite sensitivity
- Parkinson’s disease
Please consult the prescribing information at http://www.pfizer.ca/pm/en/EPIPEN.pdf for more information relating to adverse reactions, drug interactions, and dosing information, which has not been discussed in this piece. The prescribing information is also available by calling 1-800-463-6001.