Generic name: epinephrine
Dosage form: injection, auto-injector
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Selection of the appropriate Adrenaclick dosage strength is determined according to patient body weight.
- Patients greater than or equal to 30 kg (approximately 66 pounds or more): Adrenaclick 0.3 mg
- Patients 15 to 30 kg (33 pounds to 66 pounds): Adrenaclick 0.15 mg
Inject Adrenaclick intramuscularly or subcutaneously into the anterolateral aspect of the thigh, through clothing if necessary.
Each Adrenaclick contains a single dose of epinephrine for single use injection. Since the doses of epinephrine delivered from Adrenaclick are fixed, consider using other forms of injectable epinephrine if doses lower than 0.15 mg are deemed necessary.
The prescriber should carefully assess each patient to determine the most appropriate dose of epinephrine, recognizing the life-threatening nature of the reactions for which this drug is indicated.
With severe persistent anaphylaxis, repeat injections with an additional Adrenaclick may be necessary. More than two sequential doses of epinephrine should only be administered under direct medical supervision [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].
The epinephrine solution in the viewing window of Adrenaclick should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration. Epinephrine is light sensitive and should be stored in the outer case provided to protect it from light [see How Supplied/Storage and Handling (16.2)].