What is EpiPen?
Epipen auto injector is used to treat serious allergic reactions to insect stings, drugs, food allergy and other substances that cause an emergency reaction. Make sure that you have an allergy action plan, including emergency treatment, to prevent a life threatening reaction.
Directions for Epipen can vary based on the specific manufacturer. Once you receive the product you should familiarize yourself with how to take your dose so you will be prepared in an emergency. Your doctor or pharmacist can help you learn how to use the pen. If you are unable to inject yourself, ensure that a family member or caregiver is trained to use it. Special care needs to be taken when using EpiPen on children.
You should seek emergency medical attention after taking EpiPen. Doses of epinephrine have immediate effects but will not last for long periods of time. Avoid injecting the medicine anywhere other than your outer thigh. Periodically check the product for discoloration or particles. Discard the injector safely after use.
Epipen works by increasing blood pressure and decreasing swelling. It constricts the blood vessels which makes the muscles around the airways relax and makes breathing easier. It also prevents the chemicals that cause allergic reactions from releasing.
This is not a complete list of potential side effects of EpiPen. You may experience side effects that are not listed here. Report side effects to your doctor or pharmacist. If you find them unmanageable, call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
By prescribing EpiPen, your doctor has determined that the benefits outweigh the potential adverse reactions. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy EpiPen online.
- trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
- unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness
- difficulty in speaking
- decreased urine output
- decreased awareness or responsiveness
- severe sleepiness
- coldness of the skin
- Abnormal or decreased touch sensation
- arm, back, or jaw pain
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- chest pain, tightness, heaviness, or discomfort
- swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
- shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
- pounding in the ears
- rapid, deep breathing
- blurred vision
- fast, slow, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
- trouble breathing
- stomach cramps
- muscle twitching
- rapid weight gain
- numbness, tingling, or pain in the fingers
- inability to speak
- bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
- paleness of the skin
- loss of consciousness
Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking treatment. When you buy EpiPen online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
Advise your doctor if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid disease or heart conditions. They may contradict the use of EpiPen or affect how it works.
Advise your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing before using this. Older adults may be more sensitive to the increase in blood pressure.
The following drugs are known to interact with EpiPen. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and anything including prescription medicines. You should also advise your doctor or dentist before surgery.
Your doctor needs this information to prevent allergic reactions or adverse effects. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs.
- Methylene Blue
- Iobenguane I 123
EpiPen is available as an authorized generic product. Ensure that you are educated how to use epinephrine auto injectors before you need to use it.
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DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using prescription drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy EpiPen online. Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.