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EpiPen (Epinephrine Auto Injector)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
EpiPen Junior (1 Syringe)0.15 mg/1 syr
EpiPen Adult (1 Syringe)0.3 mg/1 syr

Generic Equivalent of EpiPen

No generic equivalents of EpiPen found.

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Is A Prescription Required To Purchase EpiPen?

A Prescription is necessary to acquire EpiPen from verified online pharmacies Canadawide.

What Is EpiPen Used for?

EpiPen is indicated for the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis and is mainly indicated for people who are found to be at risk for serious allergic reactions and for people with a history of anaphylactic reactions. EpiPen should be used immediately used to treat a severe allergic reaction. It is an emergency treatment and does not replace seeing a doctor or going to a hospital.

What Is Anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is defined as a severe life-threatening allergic reaction that some people have to foods such as peanuts, shell, fish or insect stings, certain medications, latex or other allergens. When an allergic substance enters the body, it causes the release of chemicals that can lead to life-threatening symptoms. People who are at a high risk of anaphylaxis include:
  • People who had previously experienced allergic reactions or anaphylaxis
  • People who suffer from asthma
  • People who have food allergies
Anaphylactic reactions can affect multiple body systems such as skin, upper and lower respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, heart and blood vessels. Warning symptoms of anaphylaxis include hives, swelling of throat, lips, tongue, or areas around the eyes, difficulty in breathing or swallowing, metallic taste or itching in mouth, generalized itching, flushing or redness of the skin, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, increased heart rate, decreased blood pressure, paleness, sudden feeling of weakness, anxiety or an overwhelming sense of doom, collapse, loss of consciousness.

How Does EpiPen Work?

EpiPen contains epinephrine, which helps to decrease your body's allergic reaction. It helps to reduce the reaction by relaxing the muscles in your airways so that you can breathe more easily, reversing the rapid and dangerous decrease in blood pressure, relaxing the muscles in your stomach, intestine, and bladder.

How Is EpiPen Supplied and Stored?

EpiPen is manufactured by Pfizer Canada Inc. and is available in two dosage forms: EpiPen Auto-Injector- Epi Pen 0.15 mg/1 Syr (EpiPen Junior) and EpiPen Auto-Injector- Epi Pen 0.3 mg/1 syr. EpiPen comes in disposable, prefilled automatic injection devices.

This medication should be stored at room temperature. Do not refrigerate the medication. Do not expose EpiPen to direct sunlight or keep it in extremely hot or cold weather. It should be kept out of the reach and sight of children.

What Is the Cost of EpiPen?

Our Canadian Pharmacy is pleased to offer you EpiPen Auto-Injector- Epi Pen 0.15 mg/1 Syr (EpiPen Junior) at unbeatable prices of $181 per unit. It is always the best idea to compare the prices of any medicines online at edrugsearch or Pharmacychecker.com.

Can EpiPen Be Injected In Hands And Feet?

EpiPen should not be injected in hands or feet as this can result in loss of blood flow to the affected areas. If you accidentally inject EpiPen into these areas, immediately go to the nearest emergency room for treatment.

Can Patients With Asthma Use EpiPen?

If you or your child has asthma, and it is not controlled properly, you are at a high risk of having breathing problems when you have a severe allergic reaction. EpiPen contains meta-bisulfite which can cause allergic reactions and bronchospasms in those with a history of asthma. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully on when you or your child can use EpiPen.

What Are The Important Precautions That Should Be Taken While Using EpiPen?

If your doctor has warned you that you are at a risk of anaphylactic reaction, you should carry your EpiPen Injection with you all the times. Anaphylaxis can cause death if not treated immediately. Ask your doctor about the warning symptoms and signs of anaphylaxis and when to use EpiPen. In case you experience any signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis listed above, use EpiPen immediately and then seek immediate transport to a hospital (by ambulance) where you will remain under observation and receive additional medical treatment.

How Is EpiPen Used?

Completely follow all the instructions on the prescription label. EpiPen should be used in adults and children weighing 30 kg or more. EpiPen Junior should be used in children weighing 15 to 30 kg. For children weighing less than 15 kg, call 911. You should inject EpiPen only into the outer side of your upper thigh (into the muscle). Do not inject it into veins, buttocks, hands, fingers, feet, and toes. Too much epinephrine can cause dangerously high blood pressure, stroke, or death. Do not inject more than 2 injections right after each other. If you take more than the recommended dose or inject the EpiPen anywhere other than your thigh, go to the nearest emergency room for treatment.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of EpiPen?

EpiPen is intended to be used immediately to treat yourself or your child when suffering from a severe allergic reaction. This is emergency treatment. Some of the serious side effects of EpiPen include difficulty breathing, increased heart rate (pounding heart), irregular or skipped heartbeats, Angina (chest pain) or stroke (symptoms may include blurred vision, difficulty speaking, headache, dizziness, weakness). Some other side effects of EpiPen include paleness, dizziness, weakness, shaking, headache, throbbing, restlessness, anxiety, tenseness, fear. Patients who use EpiPen Injection may develop infections at the injection site a few days after the injection. Call your healthcare provider if you have any of the following on the injection site:
  • Redness that does not go away
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • The area feels warm to touch
This is not a complete list of side effects. It is important to seek medical assistance or go to the nearest emergency room after using EpiPen.

When Should You Not Use EpiPen?

There are no absolute contraindications to the use of EpiPen in a life-threatening allergic situation.

What should you tell your doctor before using EpiPen?

Before you obtain EpiPen, inform your doctor if you:
  • Have heart disease or irregular heartbeat
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have diabetes
  • Have thyroid conditions
  • Have narrow-angle glaucoma
  • Have depression or other mental diseases
  • Have a tumor in the adrenal gland
  • Have a tumor in the prostate gland
  • Have Parkinson’s disease
  • Have asthma
  • Had previously an allergic reaction
  • An allergy to ingredients of EpiPen
  • Have very high levels of calcium or very low levels of potassium in your blood
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
EpiPen remains the essential treatment for anaphylaxis even if you have the above conditions.

What medicines can interact with EpiPen?

It is important to tell your healthcare professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs.
  • Medicines used to treat heart rhythm disorders such as digoxin or quinidine
  • Diuretics (water pills) used to treat high blood pressure
  • MAO inhibitors used to treat depression such as selegiline, isocarboxazid, phenelzine sulfate, or tranylcypromine
  • Tricyclic antidepressants used for treating depression such as amitriptyline, doxepin, nortriptyline
  • Antihistamines such as chlorpheniramine, tripelennamine, or diphenhydramine
  • Beta-blockers such as propranolol
  • Alpha-blockers such as phentolamine
  • Ergot alkaloids and phenothiazines
  • Isoproterenol, orciprenaline, salbutamol, and LABAs (long-acting beta-agonists)
  • Thyroid medications such as sodium levothyroxine
  • Cocaine

Where Can I Buy EpiPen Online?

If prescribed by your healthcare professional, EpiPen can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is EpiPen Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 1877-240-4438 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. https://www.epipen.ca/sites/default/files/pdf/hcp/en/English_PI.pdf
2. https://www.pfizer.ca/sites/g/files/g10028126/f/201701/Epipen_non-annotated-pm_EN.pdf
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