Epipen

(Epinephrine)

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Emergency injection for severe allergic reactions.

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Our bottom line

Epipen (Epinephrine) is a life-saving medication for severe allergic reactions. Just make sure you know how to give an injection before it's needed.

Quick facts about Epipen
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
Prices and discounts
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Upsides

  • Epipen (Epinephrine) is an easy-to-use automatic injector. Just place the injector on the upper/outer part of your thigh and press a button.
  • Can be used immediately to stop a life-threatening allergic reaction.
  • The Jr. dose is for children 33lbs to 66 lbs. Adults should use the standard Epipen (Epinephrine).
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Downsides

  • If you have heart disease or high blood pressure, you may a greater risk of having side effects from Epipen (Epinephrine).
  • You can only use 2 Epipen (Epinephrine) injections to treat a severe allergic reaction. If you need a 3rd dose, it'll have to be given by a doctor in a hospital or healthcare setting.
  • Injecting Epipen (Epinephrine) into body parts other than the upper/outer thigh can cause serious damage and may not treat your allergic reaction. Never, ever accidentally inject it into your hand.
  • You should keep two Epipen (Epinephrine) injectors that haven't expired yet with you at all times if you know you have severe allergies to insects, foods, drugs, or other products.
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How it works

Epipen (Epinephrine) is like adrenaline. It relaxes muscles in your lungs and relieves spasm, wheezing, and shortness of breath that happens during a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).

Quick facts about Epipen
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

Dosage forms

  • Injection
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Side effect rates for Epipen (Epinephrine)

Risks and Warnings for Epipen (Epinephrine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Heart condition
    • High blood pressure

    An injection of epinephrine can cause a significant increase in blood pressure.

Common concerns from people taking Epipen (Epinephrine)

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Pregnancy
Weight
  • In overweight or obese people, including children, inject Epipen (Epinephrine) into the lower half of the thigh or calf.