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Epipen (Epinephrine Injection) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

Adverse reactions to epinephrine include transient, moderate anxiety; apprehensiveness; restlessness; tremor; weakness; dizziness; sweating; palpitations; pallor; nausea and vomiting; headache; and/or respiratory difficulties. These symptoms occur in some persons receiving therapeutic doses of epinephrine, but are more likely to occur in patients with hypertension or hyperthyroidism. Arrhythmias, including fatal ventricular fibrillation, have been reported in patients with underlying cardiac disease or certain drugs (see PRECAUTIONS, Drug Interactions). Rapid rises in blood pressure have produced cerebral hemorrhage, particularly in elderly patients with cardiovascular disease. Angina may occur in patients with coronary artery disease. The potential for epinephrine to produce these types of adverse reactions does not contraindicate its use in an acute life-threatening allergic reaction.

Accidental injection into the digits, hands or feet may result in loss of blood flow to the affected area (see WARNINGS). Adverse events experienced as a result of accidental injections may include increased heart rate, local reactions including injection site pallor, coldness and hypoaesthesia or injury at the injection site resulting in bruising, bleeding, discoloration, erythema or skeletal injury.



REPORTS OF SUSPECTED EPIPEN SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

Below is a sample of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Epipen. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Possible Epipen side effects / adverse reactions in 55 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-10-12

Patient: 55 year old female

Reactions: Memory Impairment, Cardiac Disorder

Suspect drug(s):
Valsartan
    Dosage: 160 mg , 1 d, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hypertension
    Start date: 2002-01-01

Bupropion HCL
    Dosage: 300 mg, 1 d, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression

Ventolin
    Dosage: 90 mcg, 2 hr
    Indication: Asthma

Gabapentin
    Dosage: 6 dosage forms (2 dosage forms, 3 in 1 d), oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Fibromyalgia
    Start date: 2004-01-01

Gabapentin
    Dosage: 6 dosage forms (2 dosage forms, 3 in 1 d), oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Diabetic Neuropathy
    Start date: 2004-01-01

Vicodin
    Dosage: 4 hr, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Arthralgia
    Start date: 2006-01-01

Metformin Hydrodchloride/sitagliptin (Metformin and Sitagliptin)
    Dosage: 1 d, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Diabetes Mellitus

Klonopin
    Dosage: 1 mg (0.5 mg, 2 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety

Klonopin
    Dosage: 1 mg (0.5 mg, 2 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Panic Attack

Prilosec
    Dosage: 40 mg (20 mg, 2 in d, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease

Epipen
    Dosage: transdermal
    Indication: Hypersensitivity

Imiprex (Imipraminoxide Hydrochloride)
    Dosage: 100 mg, as required, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Migraine

Nitroglycerin
    Dosage: 0.4 mg, as required, other
    Indication: Chest Pain

Flovent
    Dosage: 220 mcg (110 mcg, 2 in 1 d)
    Indication: Asthma

Simvastatin
    Dosage: oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Zyrtec
    Dosage: 10 mg (10 mg, 1 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hypersensitivity
    Start date: 2009-01-01

Lozol
    Dosage: 1.25 mg, 1 d, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Fluid Retention
    Start date: 2002-01-01

Carafate
    Dosage: 2 gm (1 gm, 2 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease

Flonase
    Dosage: 500 mcg, 1 d), nasal
    Indication: Hypersensitivity

Multivitamin
    Dosage: oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Zanaflex
    Dosage: 4 mg (2 mg, 2 in 1 d), oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Muscle Spasms
    Start date: 2009-01-01

Lortab
    Dosage: oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Metofrmin (Metformin)
    Dosage: 500 mg, 1 in d, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Diabetes Mellitus

Aggrenox
    Dosage: 2 in 1 d, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2009-12-01



Possible Epipen side effects / adverse reactions in 15 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2011-11-08

Patient: 15 year old female

Reactions: Accidental Exposure, Injury Associated With Device

Suspect drug(s):
Epipen



Possible Epipen side effects / adverse reactions in 10 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-11-08

Patient: 10 year old male

Reactions: Injection Site Haemorrhage, Accidental Exposure

Suspect drug(s):
Epipen



See index of all Epipen side effect reports >>

Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2012-05-14

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