EpiPen® for Child use (below 30kg bodyweight or as directed by your Dr). For treatment of anaphylactic reaction. Your doctor may recommend the adult strength to be used for children under 30 kg,
PLEASE NOTE: Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) have slightly different guidelines which we endorse. The ASCIA guidelines state that once a child is over 20kg in weight, an adult Epipen should be used. Click here for details.
Adrenaline is the first line of treatment in life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). In this situation the airways may narrow making it more difficult to breathe. One of the most important effects of adrenaline is to open up the airways to ease breathing. A second important effect is the narrowing of blood vessels which prevents or reverses falls in blood pressure. As anaphylactic reactions (life-threatening allergic reactions) can develop within minutes of exposure to the trigger factor (which could be a bite or sting, food e.g. peanuts, drug or other substance) individuals who are at risk are often advised to carry an automatic injection device such as the EpiPen® which can be used to delivery a dose very rapidly.
The contents of the glass cartridge in the EpiPen® Auto-injector should be periodically checked to ensure that the solution is colourless. Auto-injectors should ONLY be injected into the side of the thigh. Do NOT inject into the buttocks. This medicine should be used with caution during pregnancy, and only if the expected benefit to the mother is greater than any possible risk to the foetus. Seek medical advice from your doctor. Accidental injection into the hands or feet may result in loss of blood flow to the affected area and should be avoided. If there is an accidental injection into these areas, emergency treatment should be sought.
As this medicine is classified as a "Pharmacist Only" medicine you are required to fill in some details about your condition at check out. This will enable the pharmacist to ensure this medicine is appropriate for you. We will be in contact with you if we require further information.
Please be mindful of our shipping policy when ordering medicines. Orders are sent by signature required courier. If you think you will not be home when the package is delivered you may want to consider getting it sent to a work address. Alternatively we can make the package "no signature required" or "leave in letter box if not home" etc for you, but we cannot take responsibility for these items if they go missing or are left in an inappropriate place. If you are ordering temperature sensitive medicine please bear this in mind especially during particularly hot or cold weather.
This website does not contain all the information available on this medicine. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have risks and benefits. If you have any questions about using this medicine please feel free to ask us.
Please note as of the 1st of February 2023 EpiPen Junior will be funded on prescription for those who meet certain eligibility criteria. For further information discuss this with your doctor.