frequently asked questions about anaphylaxis and epinephrine auto-injector

Your healthcare provider has prescribed Adrenaclick (epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector) for you because you have experienced a serious allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, or you have been identified as at-risk. Adrenaclick is used for emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic symptoms. Although it can help save patients’ lives, use of Adrenaclick must be followed by emergency medical care.

Q. What are some of the allergic reactions that can cause anaphylaxis and require the use of Adrenaclick?

A. Allergic reactions can be caused by stinging and biting insects (bugs), allergy injections, food, medicines, exercise, or unknown causes. 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.

Q. How do I know when my Adrenaclick expires?

A. You should check the expiration date often and obtain another auto-injector before it expires. The expiration date can be found in two places: on the auto-injector itself and on the side panel of the package in which your auto-injector came. Please refer to the training video to see the exact location.

Q. Does the Adrenaclick deliver the same medicine as other epinephrine auto-injectors (i.e., Auvi-Q™ and EpiPen®)?

A. Yes. All epinephrine auto-injectors use the same medicine, called epinephrine. It is important to note that some devices may have unique features. It is essential that you become familiar with the features on your device so you are prepared in an emergency. Please refer to the training video to become familiar with how to inject the Adrenaclick auto-injector.

Q. Can I reuse my Adrenaclick?

A. No, Adrenaclick is only designed for a one-time use.

Q. Can I travel with my Adrenaclick?

A. Yes, in fact, it is recommended that you always keep your Adrenaclick with you. Whenever traveling with your Adrenaclick, ensure that you follow the proper storage instructions. If you will be traveling by plane, it is suggested that you carry the Adrenaclick in the original packaging and bring a letter from your physician that confirms your need to carry the Adrenaclick.

Q. After I used my auto-injector, I still see medicine remaining in my Adrenaclick. Did I get my dose?

A. Yes, if the needle is exposed, you received your dose. The remaining liquid that is left after this fixed dose cannot be further administered and should be discarded. Promptly seek medical attention and give your device to a healthcare provider for proper disposal.

Q. Why is Adrenaclick available in two dosage strengths?

A. Selection of the appropriate dosage strength is determined according to a patient’s body weight. Each Adrenaclick can deliver one dose of epinephrine in either 0.15 mg or 0.3 mg. The 0.15 mg dose is for patients who weigh approximately 33-66 pounds (15-30 kilograms). The 0.3 mg dose is for patients who weigh approximately 66 pounds or greater (30 kilograms or greater). Your doctor will carefully consider the dose that is right for you.

Q. Who is at risk for a life-threatening allergic reaction?

A. Anyone can experience a severe allergic reaction including anaphylaxis at any time. However, some people have risk factors that make them vulnerable to such a reaction. Consult your healthcare provider to see if you could be at risk for a severe allergic reaction, and if you should have a prescription for Adrenaclick.

Q. Should my child keep an Adrenaclick at school?

A. Yes, your child, as well as appropriate school personnel (such as a nurse), should have access to an Adrenaclick while at school. School personnel should always be informed of your child’s health status, history of allergic reaction and any specific triggers. School procedures vary, so be sure to understand the requirements for accessing your child’s Adrenaclick at school. It is important that you understand the school’s policy with regard to the supply, storage, and expiration tracking. It is important that the Adrenaclick is readily available in an emergency.

Q. Are trainer devices available for this product?

A. Yes. Training devices are available and free. You may order a trainer three different ways:

  1. You may click the green button HOW TO ORDER PRODUCT TRAINERS on any page of this website to order via the web.
  2. You may call 1-855-EPINEPH to order directly.
  3. You may complete the pre-paid business reply card available in the product packaging.

Q. What if I accidentally inject myself?

A. If you accidentally inject yourself, seek immediate medical attention.

Q. Where should I inject Adrenaclick?

A. Adrenaclick should be injected into the middle of the outer side of your thigh (upper leg). It can go through clothes. Never inject into the buttock. Please see the training video for complete instructions.

Q. Where should I keep my Adrenaclick?

A. It is recommended that you keep your Adrenaclick with you at all times. However, be mindful that the Adrenaclick should be kept at room temperature (68°-77°F). There may be brief excursions to 59°-86°F. Do not refrigerate or freeze your Adrenaclick. Avoid extreme heat. For example, do not keep your Adrenaclick in your car.

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Indication

Important Safety Information

Click here for full Prescribing Information for Adrenaclick (epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector).

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.

Indication

  • 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
    • paleness
    • feelings of over excitement, anxiety, or fear
    • weakness or shakiness
    • dizziness
    • nausea and vomiting
    • sweating
  • 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.

Click here for full Prescribing Information for Adrenaclick (epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector).

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.