Epipen Adult Pen (Epinephrine Hcl) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Epipen Adult
The Epipen adult is an auto injector that is used for the emergency treatment for type-1 allergic reactions that result from the respiratory shock or distress. These reactions may include order hymenoptera that includes the hornets, bees, wasps, fire ants and yellow jackets. The drug helps in the anaphylaxis to the stinging of insects. The drug is also used for treating patients with insect bites such as mosquitoes and triatoma. It is also used as and allergen immune-therapy, diagnostic testing substances (such as radio-contrast media) and food or drugs. The drug acts by stimulating the adrenergic receptors through the release of nor-epinephrine. Brand or generic Epipen-adult is used to administer an exact amount (or dosage) of the drug. The drug is delivered as a single dosage.
Side Effects/Precautions For Epipen Adult
Epipen adult may cause certain common or less serious side effects. These side effects are dizziness, anxiety, difficulty in sleeping, headache, fearfulness, nausea, sweating, nervousness, vomiting, tremors, paleness and weakness. If you have these side effects then inform your doctor and continue the treatment. However, you must seek medical help if any of these side effects prolong or become worse. You must avoid the administration of Epinephrine Hcl if you are allergic to the drug or to any of its contents.
Brand or generic Epipen adult may also cause some allergic reactions. These may include difficulty in breathing, tightness in the chest, itching, rashes, hives and swelling of the tongue, face, mouth or lips. Other side effects that may need medical attention are chest pain, wheezing and irregular (slow or fast) heartbeat. Contact your physician immediately if you have any of the above mentioned allergic reactions or serious side effects. Also, before starting the treatment with Epinephrine Hcl let your doctor know if you are administering any other drug or medicine.
Dosages For Epipen Adult
Epipen adult drug is administered by injecting it subcutaneously or intramuscularly. The drug is injected into the antero-lateral face of the thigh. The drug is used for patients with a body weight of > 30 kg. The dosage of the drug is determined on the basis of an individual patient’s body weight. The Epipen adult is an injector that delivers 0.3 mg of the drug at once. A fixed dose is delivered from the injector. Therefore, if the dose is changed (or adjusted) then other routes of administration must be considered. The injector is for adults and not for pediatric population.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo testing to ensure that they are similar to their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with the comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain the same active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must have a comparable strength and dosage as the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically equivalent. They may look different, and be called something different.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
Generally speaking, the two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.