- adrenaline acid tartrate
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Adrenaline (Epinephrine) 1 in 10,000 Injection (ampoule)
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Adrenaline (Epinephrine) 1:10,000 Injection
Adrenaline acid tartrate
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you.
This medicine will be referred to as Adrenaline Injection in the rest of this leaflet
What is in this leaflet
1. What Adrenaline Injection is and what it is used for.
2. What you need to know before you use Adrenaline Injection.
3. How Adrenaline Injection is given.
4. Possible side effects.
5. How to store Adrenaline Injection.
6. Contents of the pack and other information.
1. What Adrenaline Injection is and what it is used for
Adrenaline (Epinephrine) belongs to a group of medicines used for the treatment of serious shock produced by a severe allergic reaction or collapse. It may also be used to restart your heart if it has stopped.
2. What you need to know before you use Adrenaline Injection
You should not be given Adrenaline Injection if you are:
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before being given Adrenaline Injection if:
Other medicines and Adrenaline Injection
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Medicines that may interact with Adrenaline Injection include:
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine. Adrenaline Injection should only be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding if considered essential by your doctor.
Driving and using machines
Having Adrenaline injection does not affect your ability to drive or use machines.
Adrenaline Injection contains Sodium Metabisulfite
The product also contains Sodium Metabisulfite which may cause allergic type reactions in some people, which can lead to breathing difficulties or collapse. People with a history of asthma or allergies (hypersensitivity) are most likely to experience these problems.
This medicinal product contains 2.695 mg of sodium per ml of solution for injection: to be taken into consideration by patients on strict sodium diet.
3. How Adrenaline Injection is given
Your doctor, nurse or paramedic will give Adrenaline Injection to you into a vein (intravenous) or into a bone (intraosseous). Your doctor will decide the correct amount for you and when and how this should be given.
To restart your heart
Adults and Children over 12 years
The recommended dose is 10ml by injection into a vein (intravenously).
If your doctor cannot give you an injection into a vein then the medicine can be given into a bone.
Children under 12 years
Your doctor will give Adrenaline Injection to you with caution.
To treat life threatening allergic reactions (acute anaphylaxis)
Adrenaline injection may only be given by a doctor experienced in using Adrenaline to treat life threatening allergic reactions.
Adults will be given a dose of 50 micrograms (0.5ml of Adrenaline Injection) repeated as necessary until the desired response is achieved.
The exact dose of Adrenaline injection will be determined by your doctor. A child may only need to be given a dose as low as 1 microgram per kilogram of bodyweight.
If you take more of Adrenaline Injection than you should
As this medicine will be given to you whilst you are in hospital, it is unlikely that you will be given too little or too much, however, tell your doctor or nurse if you have any concerns.
However, the symptoms of overdose include:
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines Adrenaline Injection can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you experience any of these following side effects, stop taking this medicine and report to a doctor immediately:
Other side effects (Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data):
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via Yellow Card Scheme. Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Adrenaline Injection
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Your doctor, nurse or paramedic will check that the expiry date on the label has not been passed before giving Adrenaline Injection to you. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.
Adrenaline is sensitive to light; therefore the Adrenaline Injection must always be kept in the original outer carton.
Do not store above 25°C and do not freeze.
You should not be given Adrenaline Injection if you notice it has been used or shows signs of visible damage.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Adrenaline Injection contains
The active ingredient is Adrenaline (as acid tartrate) 0.1mg per ml. The other ingredients are Sodium Chloride, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid and Water for Injections. Dilute Hydrochloric acid may be added to adjust the acidity.
What Adrenaline Injection looks like and contents of the pack
Adrenaline Injection is a clear, colourless solution supplied in 1ml, 5ml and 10ml clear glass ampoules. Each pack contains 10 ampoules.
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This leaflet was last revised in: November 2017
Product License Number: PL 01883/0065