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EpiPen Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 29, 2020.

Generic name: EPINEPHRINE 0.3mg in 0.3mL
Dosage form: injection

Recommended Dosage According to Patient Body Weight

Patients greater than or equal to 30 kg (approximately 66 pounds or more): EpiPen 0.3 mg
Patients 15 kg to 30 kg (33 pounds to 66 pounds): EpiPen Jr 0.15 mg

Administration Instructions

Inject the single-dose EpiPen or EpiPen Jr intramuscularly or subcutaneously into the anterolateral aspect of the thigh, through clothing if necessary. Do not inject intravenously, and do not inject into buttocks, into digits, hands or feet [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].
Instruct caregivers of young children who are prescribed an EpiPen or EpiPen Jr and who may be uncooperative and kick or move during an injection to hold the leg firmly in place and limit movement prior to and during an injection [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].
Each EpiPen or EpiPen Jr is a single-dose epinephrine injection for single use. Since the doses of epinephrine delivered from EpiPen or EpiPen Jr are fixed, consider using other forms of injectable epinephrine if doses lower than 0.15 mg are deemed necessary.
With severe persistent anaphylaxis, repeat injections with an additional EpiPen or EpiPen Jr 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 clear window of the EpiPen or EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration.

Discarding After Use:

The EpiPen and EpiPen Jr each contain 2 mL epinephrine solution. Approximately 1.7 mL remains in the auto-injector after activation, but is not available for future use, and should be discarded.

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