This medication is typically used for the emergency treatment of severe allergies. Its effects can be felt within a few minutes.
This medication must be easily accessible at any time.
This product is injected by an auto-injector system. Follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully when using the injector. If necessary, ask your pharmacist to review the procedure with you.
The effects of the injection do not last long. If an allergic reaction occurs, inject yourself immediately and call 911 or the emergency room of the nearest hospital.
After the injection, dispose of injector safely.
Generally, this medication is used only as needed.
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.
As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Do not refrigerate or allow it to freeze. Keep it out of reach of young children.
This medication may interact with other medications or supplements, sometimes significantly. Many interactions, however, may be dealt with by a dosage adjustment or a change in medication schedule. Check with your pharmacist before using this medication in combination with any other medications (including non-prescription products), vitamins or natural products.
It is important to tell the health professionals you consult: