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Brand name: Epipen Jr Auto-Injector TM

Active ingredients: adrenaline (epinephrine)

What it is used for

For the emergency treatment of anaphylactic reactions to insect stings through immediate self administration by individuals with a history of hypersensitivity to insect stings. EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. are designated as emergency supportive therapy only and are not a replacement or substitute for subsequent medical or hospital care, nor are they intended to supplant insect venom hyposensitization. INDICATIONS AS AT 17 JUNE 2003: For the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis (acute severe allergic reactions) due to insect stings, drugs or other allergens.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Do not Refrigerate
  • Shelf lifetime is 19 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear, colourless liquid

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is Schedule 3 : Pharmacist Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on August 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient adrenaline (epinephrine)

This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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