how to use epinephrine auto-injector

Each single-dose Adrenaclick is designed to provide accurate delivery of epinephrine when it's needed most.

 

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Before you use your Adrenaclick, make sure the medicine is ready when you need it. Look at it regularly, and if the medicine in the Adrenaclick is cloudy, discolored, has particles in it, or if the expiration date has passed, the Adrenaclick should be replaced.4 Follow the color-coded instructions on the device.

Do NOT remove GRAY caps until you are ready to use the Adrenaclick.4

The following instructions should be followed for both Adrenaclick 0.15 mg and Adrenaclick 0.3 mg.4

visual administration instructions for epinephrine auto-injector

Avoid injecting into buttock or any other part of your body.

After use/disposal:

Your Adrenaclick is designed to contain more medicine (liquid) than what is delivered in a dose. After using the device, there will be extra liquid remaining in the auto-injector. This is a normal function of the auto-injector.4

  • The remaining liquid that is left after this fixed dose cannot be further administered and should be discarded.4
  • Put the auto-injector, needle first, into the carrying case.4
  • Put the light gray case top over the non-needle end of the Adrenaclick unit and close the case.4
  • Give your used Adrenaclick to a healthcare worker for proper disposal. Do NOT throw away in a regular trash can.4

These instructions for disposal are also contained in the Patient Information Leaflet and on this website in the section titled Disposal of Adrenaclick.

  • Tips for using Adrenaclick (epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector)
    • Do NOT remove the gray caps until you are ready to use the Adrenaclick.4
    • Never put thumbs, fingers, or hand over the red tip. The needle comes out of the red tip. Accidental injection into hand or feet may result in the loss of blood flow to these areas. If this happens, go immediately to the nearest emergency room.4
    • Keep your Adrenaclick at room temperature: 68°-77°F (20°-25°C) with excursions permitted to 59°-86°F (15°-30°C). Do not refrigerate or freeze.10
    • Check your Adrenaclick regularly. Replace it if it has expired, or if the medicine is cloudy, discolored, or has particles in it.4
    • Keep your Adrenaclick with you at all times.4
  • Storage of Adrenaclick
    • The medicine in your Adrenaclick can deteriorate when exposed to light, so keep it in the protective carrying case provided.4
    • The medicine in your Adrenaclick can also deteriorate when exposed to heat; for example, do not keep it in your car.10
    • Keep your Adrenaclick at room temperature: 68°-77°F (20°-25°C) with excursions permitted to 59°-86°F (15°-30°C). Do not refrigerate or freeze.10
    • Your Adrenaclick is marked with an expiration date. You should periodically check your Adrenaclick to make sure it has not expired. If it has, you should dispose of it and get a replacement.4
    • You should also periodically check to make sure the medicine in your Adrenaclick is not cloudy, discolored, or has particles in it. If it does, you should dispose of it and get a replacement.4
    • NOTE: Adrenaclick is not waterproof, so if it is ever submerged in water or any other liquid, it cannot be used. If this occurs, obtain a replacement.

  • Disposal of Adrenaclick

    After using your Adrenaclick, the remaining medicine in the Adrenaclick cannot be further administered and should be discarded. Give your used Adrenaclick to a healthcare worker for proper disposal. Do NOT throw away in a regular trash can.4

  • Accidental administration

    In the case of accidental injection, go immediately to the nearest emergency room.4

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Indication

Important Safety Information

Click here for full Prescribing Information for Adrenaclick (epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector).

For more information about Adrenaclick (epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector), ask your doctor or call 1-888-894-6528. Ask your doctor if Adrenaclick is right for you.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Go to www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Indication

  • Adrenaclick is an emergency injection ("shot") of epinephrine. It is a medicine used for life-threatening allergic reactions such as severe swelling, breathing problems, or loss of blood pressure. Allergic reactions can be caused by stinging and biting insects (bugs), allergy injections, food, medicines, exercise, or unknown causes.
  • After using Adrenaclick go to your doctor or emergency room right away for more medical treatment.

Important Safety Information

  • Make sure to tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and allergies, but especially if you:
    • have heart disease or high blood pressure
    • have diabetes
    • have thyroid conditions
    • have asthma
    • have depression or other mental disease
    • have Parkinson's disease
    • are pregnant
    • are allergic to any of the ingredients in Adrenaclick
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Some medicines may cause serious side effects if taken while you use Adrenaclick. Some medicines may affect how Adrenaclick works, or Adrenaclick may affect how your other medicines work. Diabetic patients may need to adjust the dose of their diabetes medicines or insulin after using Adrenaclick.
  • Avoid injecting Adrenaclick into your buttock or any other part of your body, other than the middle of the outer side of your thigh (upper leg). Avoid injecting Adrenaclick into a vein.
  • Too much Adrenaclick can cause dangerously high blood pressure, stroke, or death. If you take certain medicines, you may develop serious life-threatening side effects from the epinephrine in Adrenaclick. Be sure to tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, especially medicines for asthma.
  • Patients with certain medical conditions, or who take certain medicines, may get more side effects from Adrenaclick, or the side effects may last longer. This includes patients who take certain types of medicines for asthma, allergies, depression, hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Patients with heart disease may feel chest pain (angina). Patients with mental disease or Parkinson's disease may have worsening symptoms of their illness. Adrenaclick can cause the following reactions. Some reactions can be serious. They usually go away with rest.
    • faster, irregular (wrong) or "pounding" heartbeat
    • throbbing headache
    • paleness
    • feelings of over excitement, anxiety, or fear
    • weakness or shakiness
    • dizziness
    • nausea and vomiting
    • sweating
  • These are not all the possible side effects of Adrenaclick. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
  • You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
  • After use/disposal
    • The remaining liquid that is left after this fixed dose cannot be further administered and should be discarded.
    • Put the auto-injector, needle first, into the carrying case.
    • Put the light gray case top over the non-needle end of the Adrenaclick unit and close the case.
    • Give your used Adrenaclick to a healthcare worker for disposal. Do NOT throw away in a regular trash can.

Click here for full Prescribing Information for Adrenaclick (epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector).

For more information about Adrenaclick (epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector), ask your doctor or call 1-888-894-6528. Ask your doctor if Adrenaclick is right for you.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Go to www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.