What is the Impax Epinephrine Auto-Injector?

What is the Impax Epinephrine Auto-Injector?

The Impax Epinephrine Auto-Injector is a disposable, prefilled automatic injection device (auto-injector) used to treat life-threatening, allergic emergencies (Type I) including anaphylaxis in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic emergencies.

Each Impax Epinephrine Auto-Injector features numbered and color-coded instructions.

When giving the shot, the Impax Epinephrine Auto-Injector is designed to deliver the complete dose of epinephrine. Press down hard and hold firmly against the middle of the outer thigh (upper leg) at a 90 degree angle for approximately 10 seconds.

*Data on file, DOF-SERC-0057, Impax Laboratories, Inc.

The Impax Epinephrine Auto-Injector is a disposable, prefilled automatic injection device (auto-injector) used to treat life-threatening, allergic emergencies (Type I) including anaphylaxis in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic emergencies.

Each Impax Epinephrine Auto-Injector features numbered and color-coded instructions.

When giving the shot, the Impax Epinephrine Auto-Injector is designed to deliver the complete dose of epinephrine. Press down hard and hold firmly against the middle of the outer thigh (upper leg) for approximately 10 seconds.

*Data on file, DOF-SERC-0057, Impax Laboratories, Inc.

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Available in a two-pack carton, each auto-injector has its own rigid plastic protective carrying case. Carry the auto-injectors separately or keep them locked together in their carrying cases. Your healthcare provider will prescribe one of two dosage strengths based on your, or your family member’s, weight as follows:

0.15 mg for patients who weigh approximately 33-66 pounds (15-30 kg)

0.3 mg for patients who weigh approximately 66 pounds (30 kg) or more

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector?


  1. Epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector contains epinephrine, a medicine used to treat allergic emergencies (anaphylaxis). Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening, can happen within minutes, and can be caused by stinging and biting insects, allergy injections, foods, medicines, exercise or other unknown causes. Symptoms of an anaphylaxis may include:
    • trouble breathing
    • wheezing
    • hoarseness (changes in the way your voice sounds)
    • hives (raised reddened rash that may itch)
    • severe itching
    • swelling of your face, lips, mouth, or tongue
    • skin rash, redness, or swelling
    • fast heartbeat
    • weak pulse
    • feeling very anxious
    • confusion
    • stomach pain
    • losing control of urine or bowel movements (incontinence)
    • diarrhea or stomach cramps
    • dizziness, fainting, or “passing out” (unconsciousness).
  2. Always carry your epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector with you because you may not know when anaphylaxis may happen. Talk to your healthcare provider if you need additional units to keep at work, school, or other locations. Tell your family members, caregivers, and others where you keep your epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector and how to use it before you need it. You may be unable to speak in an allergic emergency.
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