肾上腺素笔如何使用?

肾上腺素笔如何使用?

Use EpiPen exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

EpiPen is injected into the muscle of your outer thigh. In an emergency, this injection can be given through your clothing.

Your medicine may also come with a "trainer pen." The trainer pen contains no medicine and no needle. It is only for non-emergency use to practice giving yourself an EpiPen injection. Do not use a trainer pen to treat an allergic reaction.

The auto-injector device is a disposable single-use system that comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Do not self inject this medicine if you do not understand these instructions.

Do not remove the safety cap until you are ready to use the auto-injector. Never put your fingers over the tip when removing the safety cap or after the safety cap has been removed.

To use an EpiPen auto-injector:

  • Form a fist around the auto-injector with the black tip pointing down. Pull off the safety cap.
  • Place the black tip against the fleshy portion of your outer thigh. You may give the injection directly through your clothing. Do not put your thumb over the end of the unit.
  • With a quick motion, push the auto-injector firmly against your thigh. This will release the spring-loaded needle that injects the dose of EpiPen. Hold the auto-injector in place for a few seconds after activation.
  • Remove the auto-injector from your thigh. Carefully re-insert the used device needle-first into the carrying tube. Re-cap the tube and take it with you to the emergency room so that anyone who treats you will know how much EpiPen you have received.

Seek emergency medical attention after any use of epinephrine to treat a severe allergic reaction. The effects of epinephrine may wear off after 10 or 20 minutes. You will need to receive further treatment and observation.

Use an auto-injector only once, then throw away in a puncture-proof container (ask your pharmacist where you can get one and how to dispose of it). Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets.

Do not use the EpiPen if it has changed colors or has any particles in it, or if the expiration date on the label has passed. Call your doctor for a new prescription.

Store EpiPen at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Do not refrigerate this medication, and do not store it in a car.