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EPINEPHRINE (ADRENALINE) 1:10000 STERILE SOLUTION MINIJET

Active substance: ADRENALINE

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Adrenaline (Epinephrine)
1:10,000 Sterile Solution Minijet
Solution for Injection

Sterile Solution Minijet Solution for Injection Adrenaline (epinephrine)

Patient Information Leaflet: Adrenaline (Epinephrine) 1:10,000

STB-144022-2

Read all of this leaflet carefully
Please note this medicine is
mainly used in emergency
situations and the doctor will have
decided that you needed it.

It is unlikely, therefore, that you
will have read this leaflet before
the medicine was administered
to you.
−− Keep this leaflet. You may need
to read it again
−− If you have any further
questions, ask the doctor or
nurse
−− This medicine has been
prescribed for you. Do not pass
it onto others. It may harm them,
even if their symptoms are the
same as yours.
−− If any of the side effects get
serious, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell the doctor or nurse.
−− In this leaflet, Adrenaline
1:10,000 Sterile Solution Minijet
will be called Adrenaline
Minijet

In this leaflet:
1. What Adrenaline Minijet is and
what it is used for
2. Before you are given Adrenaline
Minijet
3. How Adrenaline Minijet is used
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Adrenaline Minijet
6. Further information.

1. What Adrenaline Sterile
Solution Minijet is and
what it is used for
Adrenaline is a type of drug that
constricts blood vessels, makes
the heart pump more strongly and
opens airways.
It is used in life-threatening
emergencies such as when the
heart has stopped beating. It will
have been used to save your life.
2. Before you are given
Adrenaline Minijet
In emergencies, it may be
impossible for the people looking
after you to get all your details
before they have to treat you. They
will have assessed the situation
and decided it was better to give
you the injection now and ask
questions later.
Please tell your doctor if:
• you are allergic to any of the
ingredients. (listed in section
6) Sodium metabisulfite may
rarely cause hypersensitivity
reactions and bronchospasm
(breathing difficulty)
• you suffer from
hyperthyroidism (overactive
thyroid gland)
• you suffer from hypertension
(high blood pressure)
• you suffer from heart disease or
long standing chest disease like
asthma or emphysema
• you suffer from diabetes

• you suffer from closed angle
glaucoma (an eye condition that
causes sudden blurred vision
with pain and redness)
• you are allergic to
sympathomimetic drugs
• you have a problem with the rate
or rhythm of your heartbeat
• you have had a spinal cord
injury and are suffering from
over-activity of the involuntary
nervous system which causes
your blood pressure to be
uncontrolled
• you are allergic to sulfites
• you suffer from an enlarged
prostate or have difficulty
urinating
• you have an overactive thyroid
• you have mental disturbances
• you have recently had an
anaesthetic
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor if you are
taking any medicines.
In particular those:
• for depression or other
psychiatric illness (e.g.
monoamine oxidase
inhibitors (MAOIs), tricyclic
antidepressants, imipramine)
• for heart problems or
high blood pressure (e.g.
propranolol, digoxin, quinidine,
guanethidine, alpha blockers or
sympathomimetric drugs such
as isoproterenol)
• for diabetes (e.g. glibenclamide)
• for migraine (e.g. ergot
alkaloids)

• for post natal bleeding (e.g.
oxytocin)
• for Parkinson’s disease (e.g.
levodopa, entacapone)
• drugs which cause potassium
loss (corticosteroids,
potassium-depleting diuretic,
aminophylline, theophylline).

Pregnancy and breast feeding
Tell your doctor if you are
pregnant as the heartbeat of the
unborn child can be affected.
However, it is safe to continue
breastfeeding.

Driving and using machines
Not applicable; this medicine is
intended for emergency use only.

Adrenaline Minijet contains
Sodium
This medicinal product contains
not more than 5 mg/ml sodium.
To be taken into consideration by
patients on a controlled sodium
diet.
3. How Adrenaline Minijet
is used
Adults are usually given 10ml
(1mg) into a vein. Sometimes
20-30ml (2-3mg) is given through
a breathing tube, or 1-10ml (0.11mg) directly into the chamber of
the heart.
Children are usually given 0.1ml
for every kg they weigh.
If you think you have been given
too much medicine, please tell
your doctor.

CATALENT
Item Code:

Proof number:

STB-144022-02

04

Product Description: ................................ ADRENALINE

Languages: ....................................................E
Dimensions (mm): ...................................... 148 x 210

Folded (mm):...................................... 75 x 35

Grammage:..................................................

Lettertype:........................................ Times
Text size (body text):.......................................8,75 pt

Created:........................ INDESIGN CS6

Pharmacode:..................................................

Visual code:..................................................

PG number:...............................322792 000

Date:...............................15 nov 2013

Contact:.......................William Rombaut
Colours used:

Black

Front

PMSxxx PMSxxx PMSxxx PMSxxx

Approved by
Signature

Approval Date

4. Possible Side-effects
Like all medicines Adrenaline Minijet
can cause side effects, although not
everyone gets them.
• The heart may beat an odd rhythm,
heart attack
• Blood pressure may rise
dangerously high, leading to a stroke
or fluid in the lungs
• If Adrenaline was given to you by
a tube through your nose or mouth,
you may get congestion of the
mucous membranes of your nose or
mouth
• Stress which causes the symptoms
of a heart attack
• The cells of your bowel may die
• Pallor
• Feeling anxious, breathless, restless,
weak, shaky or dizzy
• You may be aware of your heartbeat
or have a fast heart rate
• Headache
• Cold fingers or toes
• Extreme chest pain which does not
go away when you rest
• Difficulty urinating
• Your blood sugar levels may be
altered, making you feel ill.
If any of the side effects get serious, or
if you notice any side effects not listed
in the leaflet please tell your doctor.

5. How to store Adrenaline
Minijet
Keep out of the reach and sight of
children.
Do not use Adrenaline Minijet after
the expiry date stated on the carton or
syringe label. The expiry date refers to
the last day of the month
Do not store above 25°C.
Keep container in outer carton in
order to protect from light.
Use immediately after opening.
For single use only. Discard any
remaining contents after opening.
Do not use Adrenaline Minijet if the
solution is discoloured.
The medicines should not be disposed
of via waste water or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose
of medicines no longer required.
These measures will help protect the
environment.
6. Further information
What Adrenaline Minijet contains
The active substance is adrenaline
(epinephrine). Each 1 ml of solution
contains 0.1 mg of adrenaline.
The other ingredients are citric acid
monohydrate, sodium citrate (E331),
sodium chloride, sodium metabisulfite
(E223), dilute hydrochloric acid (for
pH adjustment), water for injections.

What Adrenaline Minijet looks like
and contents of the pack
Adrenaline Minijet is a sterile solution
for injection. The solution is clear and
colourless and comes in 2 different
pack sizes as follows:
10 ml clear glass syringe with a luer
lock connector
3 ml clear glass vial with a separate
injector. Not all pack sizes may be
marketed.
Marketing Authorisation holder:
International Medication Systems
(UK) Ltd., 208 Bath Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL1 3WE,UK.
Manufacturer:
UCB Pharma Ltd, 208 Bath Road,
Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3WE, UK.

CATALENT
Item Code:

This leaflet was last updated
September 2013

If this leaflet is difficult to see or read
or you would like it in a different
format, please contact UCB Pharma
Limited, 208 Bath Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL1 3WE, UK.

Proof number:

STB-144022-02

04

Product Description: ................................ ADRENALINE

Languages: ....................................................E
Dimensions (mm): ...................................... 148 x 210

Folded (mm):...................................... 75 x 35

Grammage:..................................................

Lettertype:........................................ Times
Text size (body text):.......................................8,75 pt

Created:........................ INDESIGN CS6

Pharmacode:..................................................

Visual code:..................................................

PG number:...............................322792 000

Date:...............................15 nov 2013

Contact:.......................William Rombaut
Colours used:

Black

Back

PMSxxx PMSxxx PMSxxx PMSxxx

Approved by
Signature

Approval Date

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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