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EPINEPHRINE (ep i NEF rin) treats severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). It may also be used to treat sudden asthma attacks. It reduces the effects of an allergic reaction, such as trouble breathing or swelling of the face, lips, and throat. Call emergency services after injection. You may need additional treatment.
This medication is injected into a muscle or under the skin. You will be taught how to prepare and give it. Take it as directed on the prescription label. Do not use it more often than directed. It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or care team to get one.
This medication comes with INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE. Ask your pharmacist for directions on how to use this medication. Read the information carefully. Talk to your pharmacist or care team if you have questions.
Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. While it may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light. Get rid of any unused medication after the expiration date.
To get rid of medications that are no longer needed or have expired:
They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
Do not take this medication with any of the following:
This medication may also interact with the following:
This does not apply. This medication is not for regular use. It should only be used as needed.
Visit your care team for regular checks on your progress. Tell your care team if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Call emergency services if you have trouble breathing.
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