When do you administer EpiPen Jr?
If you have been prescribed EpiPen®, you should carry it with you at all times… and use it immediately at the first signs and symptoms of a severe allergic reaction. In a severe allergic emergency, quick symptom recognition and immediate treatment are vital.
What weight do you switch from EpiPen Jr to EpiPen?
The EpiPen Jr contains epinephrine 0.15 mg, which is an optimal dose for patients weighing approximately 15 kg; the EpiPen contains epinephrine 0.3 mg, which is optimal for patients weighing approximately 30 kg or more.
When do you use EpiPen vs EpiPen Jr?
EpiPen injects an epinephrine dose of 0.3 mg. EpiPen Jr contains a different strength of epinephrine and injects a lower dose. It is suitable only for younger or smaller children who weigh 15–30 kg (33–66 pounds). EpiPen Jr injects an epinephrine dose of 0.15 mg.
Where do you inject an EpiPen?
This medicine is injected under the skin or into the muscle of your outer thigh only. Do not inject this medicine into a vein, into the muscle of your buttocks, or into your fingers, toes, hands, or feet.
Who gets EpiPen Jr?
EpiPen Jr®: The EpiPen Jr® Auto-Injector is intended for pediatric intramuscular administration in children who weigh between 15 kg and 30 kg. The EpiPen Jr® Auto-Injector delivers a single intramuscular dose of 0.15 mg epinephrine in a 0.3 mL volume (0.15 mg/0.3 mL).
How much is EpiPen Jr?
The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of generic Epipen JR is around $112.75, 70% off the average retail price of $387.78.
How long do you hold EpiPen in thigh?
Place the orange tip against the middle of the outer thigh (upper leg) at a right angle (perpendicular) to the thigh. Swing and push the auto-injector firmly until it “clicks.” The click signals that the injection has started. Hold firmly in place for 3 seconds (count slowly 1, 2, 3).
Can adults use EpiPen Jr?
There are two types of EpiPens. One for adults and one for kids that’s called EpiPen Jr. Knowing when a child should move on to the adult dose could save their life. The junior dose is only for children that weigh under sixty-six pounds.
Do I have to go to the hospital if I use my EpiPen?
You should always be checked out at the ER after using your EpiPen. That is not because of the epinephrine, but because the allergic reaction probably requires further monitoring. Many patients also need more than one dose of epinephrine or other emergency treatments.