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EPI-PEN

Epi


PACKAGED:

Autoinjector:
Adult  0.3 mg or Junion 0.15 mg

LOCATION: Main Compartment

INDICATIONS:
Anaphylaxis

ADULT: 
If ≥ 30 kg, give both Adult EpiPen and EpiPen Jr or Epi (1:1,000) 0.5 mg IM
May repeat in 5 minutes

PEDI:
If < 15 kg, EpiPen Jr or Epi (1:1,000) 0.01 mg/kg IM (max 0.15 mg).
If ≥ 15 kg and < 30 kg, Adult EpiPen or Epi (1:1,000) 0.01 mg/kg IM (max 0.3 mg)

THERAPEUTIC ACTION:
Directly stimulates alpha and beta adrenergic receptors in dose-related fashion; causes bronchodilation, vasoconstriction, and increased cardiac output.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

PRECAUTIONS AND SIDE EFFECTS:
Headache, nausea, restlessness, weakness, dysrhythmias, including ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation, hypertension, precipitation of angina pectoris, tachycardia
May increase myocardial oxygen demand
Syncope has occurred following epinephrine administration to asthmatic children.

REQUIRES MCP:
ADULT: For arrest—No.
                For repeat in asthmas, anaphylaxis --Yes

PEDI: For arrest—No
            For repeat in asthmas, anaphylaxis —Yes