If you have a prescription for Adrenaclick (epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector), it is essential that you know exactly how to use it. It is also essential that you have someone close to you, such as a family member, friend or caregiver, who also knows how to use Adrenaclick in case you are unable to administer Adrenaclick yourself. Have your healthcare provider or other healthcare professional show that person how to use Adrenaclick.
You should also ask your healthcare provider to help you create an emergency anaphylaxis action plan. Such a plan may be customized to include other conditions you may have and information about other medications you are taking, as well as contact information for key people in case of emergency. These plans emphasize the importance of using the Adrenaclick auto-injector promptly, calling 911, and seeking emergency medical treatment immediately.
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- 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
- feelings of over excitement, anxiety, or fear
- weakness or shakiness
- nausea and vomiting
- 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.
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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.