EpiPen is a brand name for an automatic injection device that delivers a dose epinephrine. This is used to treat allergic reactions to insect bites, foods, latex or other products that are severe enough to be life-threatening (like anaphylaxis). Symptoms of these allergic reactions include: trouble breathing, swelling, low blood pressure and rash. Epinephrine works by narrowing blood vessels and relaxing the airways, and is part of a class of drugs called sympathomimetic agents.
- Q Can the use of an EpiPen cause cardiac arrest?
- Q How does EpiPen treat severe allergic reactions?
- Q How does EpiPen interact with other medications?
- Q Is there a generic version of EpiPen?
- Q How do I use an epinephrine autoinjector (or EpiPen)?
- Q How should I store EpiPen?