EPINEPHRINE (ADRENALINE) 1:10000 STERILE SOLUTION MINIJET
Active substance(s): ADRENALINE
1:10,000 Sterile Solution Minijet
Solution for Injection
Please note this medicine is
mainly used in emergency
situations and the doctor will have
decided that you needed it.
Sterile Solution Minijet Solution for Injection Adrenaline (epinephrine)
It is unlikely, therefore, that you
the medicine was administered
to read it again
− If you have any further
questions, ask the doctor or
− 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
please tell the doctor or nurse.
1:10,000 Sterile Solution
Minijet will be called
1. What Adrenaline Minijet is and
what it is used for
2. Before you are given Adrenaline
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
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
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
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
• you suffer from
• 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
• 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
• you suffer from an enlarged
• you have an overactive thyroid
• you have mental disturbances
• you have recently had an
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor if you are
taking any medicines.
In particular those:
• for depression or other
psychiatric illness (e.g.
inhibitors (MAOIs), tricyclic
• for heart problems or
high blood pressure (e.g.
propranolol, digoxin, quinidine,
guanethidine, alpha blockers or
sympathomimetric drugs such
• for diabetes (e.g. glibenclamide)
• for migraine (e.g. ergot
• for post natal bleeding (e.g.
• for Parkinson’s disease (e.g.
• drugs which cause potassium
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
Driving and using machines
Not applicable; this medicine is
intended for emergency use only.
Adrenaline Minijet contains
This medicinal product contains
not more than 5 mg/ml sodium.
To be taken into consideration by
patients on a controlled sodium
3. How Adrenaline Minijet
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
Children are usually given 0.1ml
for every kg they weigh.
If you think you have been given
too much medicine, please tell
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,
• Blood pressure may rise
dangerously high, leading to a stroke
• 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
• Stress which causes the symptoms
of a heart attack
• The cells of your bowel may die
• Feeling anxious, breathless, restless,
weak, shaky or dizzy
• You may be aware of your heartbeat
or have a fast heart rate
• Extreme chest pain which does not
go away when you rest
• Your blood sugar levels may be
altered, making you feel ill.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via:
HPRA Pharmacovigilance, Earlsfort
Terrace, IRL - Dublin 2;
Tel: +353 1 6764971;
Fax: +353 1 6762517.
Yellow Card Scheme
By reporting side effects, you can help
provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Adrenaline
Keep out of the reach and sight of
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
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),
(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
3 ml clear glass vial with a separate
injector. Not all pack sizes may be
Marketing Authorisation holder:
International Medication Systems
(UK) Ltd., 21 St Thomas Street,
Bristol, BS1 6JS, UK
UCB Pharma Ltd, 208 Bath Road,
Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3WE, UK.
or you would like it in a different
format, please contact UCB Pharma
Limited, 21 St Thomas Street,
Bristol, BS1 6JS, UK