How Do I Use Impax Epinephrine Auto-Injector?

How Do I Use Impax Epinephrine Auto-Injector?

Read the Patient Information Leaflet carefully before you use the epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector, and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. You, your parent, caregiver, or others who may be in a position to administer epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector should know how to use it before you have an allergic emergency. The leaflet is available on this website and enclosed with the epinephrine auto-injector packaging. Reading the leaflet will ensure you know how to use epinephrine auto-injector before you have an emergency. The leaflet contains additional details beyond the quick-reference instructions on the epinephrine auto-injector label. Our free product trainers let you practice using epinephrine auto-injector.

Read the Patient Information Leaflet carefully before you use the epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector, and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. You, your parent, caregiver, or others who may be in a position to administer epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector should know how to use it before you have an allergic emergency. The leaflet is available on this website and enclosed with the epinephrine auto-injector packaging. Reading the leaflet will ensure you know how to use epinephrine auto-injector before you have an emergency. The leaflet contains additional details beyond the quick-reference instructions on the epinephrine auto-injector label. Our free product trainers let you practice using epinephrine auto-injector.

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Please Watch the Instructional Video

Take the time to view this now, so you’ll know exactly how to use your epinephrine auto-injector in an emergency. This information does not replace talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.

The following instructions should be followed for both epinephrine auto-injector 0.15 mg and epinephrine auto-injector 0.3 mg.

Figure A

STEP 1.   Prepare epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector for injection

Remove epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector from its protective carrying case. Pull off blue end caps; you will now see a red tip. Grasp the auto-injector in your fist with the red tip pointing downward. See Figure A.

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Note

The needle comes out of the red tip. To avoid an accidental injection, never put your thumb, fingers, or hand over the red tip. If an accidental injection happens, get medical help right away.

Figure B

STEP 2.   Administer epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector

If you are administering epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector to a young child, hold the leg firmly in place and limit movement prior to and while administering an injection. Put the red tip against the middle of the outer thigh (upper leg) at a 90° angle (perpendicular) to the thigh. Press down hard and hold firmly against the thigh for approximately 10 seconds to deliver the medicine. See Figure B.

Only inject into the middle of the outer thigh. Do not inject into any other part of the body. Remove epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector from the thigh. Massage the area for 10 seconds. Check the red tip. The injection is complete and you have received the correct dose of the medicine if you see the needle sticking out of the red tip. If you do not see the needle repeat Step 2.

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STEP 3.   

Get emergency medical help right away.

You may need further medical attention. You may need to use a second epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector if symptoms continue or recur.

Figure C

STEP 4.   After use/disposal

Carefully cover the needle with the carrying case. Lay the labeled half of the carrying case cover down on a flat surface. Use one hand to carefully slide the end of the auto-injector, needle first, into the labeled carrying case cover. See Figure C.

Figure D

After the needle is inside the labeled cover, push the unlabeled half of the carrying case cover firmly over the non-needle end of the auto-injector. See Figure D. Take your used epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector with you when you go to see a healthcare provider. Tell the healthcare provider that you have received an injection of epinephrine. Show the healthcare provider where you received the injection. Give your used epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector to the healthcare provider for inspection and proper disposal.

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Ask for a refill, if needed. Each single-dose epinephrine, USP auto-injector is designed to provide accurate delivery of a complete dose of epinephrine when it is needed most.

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Since you cannot predict when a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) will occur, carry your epinephrine auto-injector at all times.

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Remember, after using epinephrine auto-injector, you must obtain emergency medical treatment right away.

Notes
        • Epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector is a single-use injectable device that delivers a fixed dose of epinephrine. The auto-injector cannot be reused. Do not attempt to reuse epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector after the device has been activated. It is normal for most of the medicine to remain in the auto-injector after the dose is injected. The correct dose has been administered if you see the needle sticking out of the red tip.

        • A separate epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector Trainer is available. The epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector Trainer has a beige color. The beige epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector Trainer contains no medicine and no needle. Practice with your epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector Trainer, but always carry your real epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector in case of an allergic emergency.

        • If you will be administering epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector to a young child, ask your healthcare provider to show you how to properly hold the leg in place while administering a dose.

        • Do not try to take the epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector apart.

Tips
      • Do NOT remove the blue caps until you’re ready to use the epinephrine auto-injector.
      • Keep your epinephrine auto-injector at room temperature: 68°-77°F (20°-25°C). Avoid exposing to extreme heat or cold. For example, do not store in your vehicle’s glove box or in the refrigerator or freezer.
      • Protect epinephrine auto-injector from light.
      • Check your epinephrine auto-injector regularly. Replace it if it has expired, or if the medicine is cloudy, discolored, or has particles in it.
      • The epinephrine auto-injector is not waterproof, so if it is ever submerged in water or any other liquid, it cannot be used. If this occurs, obtain a replacement.
      • In the case of accidental injection, go immediately to the nearest emergency room.

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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