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Brand name: Epipen Auto-Injector

Epipen Auto-Injector is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) adrenaline (epinephrine). On this page you will find out more about Epipen 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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The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has a recall notice on this product.

Consumers and health professionals are advised that Alphapharm, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling four batches of EpiPen 300 microgram adrenaline injection syringe auto-injectors.

If your EpiPen is from batch 5FA665, 5FA6651, 5FA6652 or 5FA6653 (all of which expire in April 2017), return it to your pharmacy.

Your pharmacist will replace the EpiPen from an affected batch with an EpiPen from a different, unaffected batch free of charge. Alternatively, if you have another unaffected EpiPen available, you can request a refund if you prefer.

EpiPen 300 microgram adrenaline injection syringe auto-injector

Recall Action Commencement Date: 20/03/2017

Batch Number: 5FA665, 5FA6651, 5FA6652, 5FA6653

Expiry Date: April 2017

Further information on this recall can be found at http://www.tga.gov.au/alert/epipen-300-microgram-adrenaline-injection-syringe-auto-injector

Active ingredient in this medicine: adrenaline (epinephrine)

Information for medicine and pack size:
Epipen Auto-Injector 300 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 Lacks precipitate and/or pink discolouration; degree of yellow colour development does not exceed standard.
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 20 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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