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Brand name: Adrenaline (Link) TM

Active ingredients: adrenaline (epinephrine)

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS AT 27 JUNE 2003: Adrenaline 1:1,000 is the drug of choice in the emergency treatment of acute severe anaphylactic reactions due to insect bites, drugs and other allergens. It may also be used for the symptomatic relief of respiratory distress due to bronchospasm.

How to take it

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

  • The way to take this medicine: Subcutaneous
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 18 Months.

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

Visual appearance

Clear, colourless solution. free from visible particulates

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 may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. 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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Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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