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Brand name: Epipen Jr Auto-Injector

Epipen Jr Auto-Injector is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) adrenaline (epinephrine). On this page you will find out more about Epipen Jr Auto-Injector, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: adrenaline (epinephrine)

Information for medicine and pack size:
Epipen Jr Auto-Injector 150 microgram/0.3 mL injection solution, 1 dose

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless liquid
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intramuscular
Medicine schedule
2mL X 1: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)
2mL X 2: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Syringe
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light,Do not Refrigerate
Life time 19 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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