Adrenaline Injection 1 In 10 000
adrenaline (epinephrine) (as acid tartrate) 0.1mg per ml
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- If you have further questions, please ask your doctor or nurse.
- If any of the side effects become serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or nurse.
1. What Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000 is and what it is used for.
2. Before Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000 is given.
3. How Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000 is given.
4. Possible side effects.
5. Storing Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000.
6. Further information.
Adrenaline (epinephrine) belongs to a group of medicines used for the treatment of serious shock produced by a severe allergic (hypersensitive) reaction or collapse. It may also be used to restart your heart if it has stopped.
- allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients in this injection.
- suffering from any form of heart disease.
- in shock (other than that caused by a sudden life threatening reaction).
- suffering from brain damage or hardening of the arteries in the brain.
- suffering from glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
- having or are about to have an operation under general anaesthetic.
- in the second stage of labour.
- suffering from high blood pressure.
- pregnant or breastfeeding.
If any of the above apply to you or your child please tell your doctor before you are given this medicine.
Please tell your doctor or nurse if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Medicines that may interact with Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000 include:
- antihistamines (drugs used to treat allergic reactions or allergies).
- drugs to treat high blood pressure, heart conditions, depression or thyroid problems.
- ergot alkaloids (drugs used to treat migraine).
- insulin oral hypoglycaemics (drugs used to treat diabetes).
- oxytocin (used in childbirth to stimulate contractions of the uterus).
- doxapram (given as an injection in hospitals to help severe breathing problems).
- entacapone (for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease).
- antipsychotics (for the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders).
If you are pregnant or are breast-feeding, your doctor will advise you whether you can be given Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000 as an emergency treatment.
Using Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000 will not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
The product also contains Sodium Metabisulphite which may cause allergic (hypersensitive) type reactions in some people, which can lead to breathing difficulties or collapse. People with a history of asthma or allergies are most likely to experience these problems.
Your doctor, nurse or paramedic will give Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000 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.
Adults and Children over 12 years:
The usual 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.
Your doctor will give Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000 to you with caution.
Adults and children over 12 years:
Slow injection into the vein in a dose of 500 micrograms (5ml of Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000) given at a rate of 100 micrograms (1ml of Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000) per minute, stopping when there is a response.
Children can be given a dose of 10 micrograms per kilogram of bodyweight (0.1ml of Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000 per kg) by slow injection into the vein over several minutes.
Your doctor will give Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000 to you with caution. In some circumstances a single dose of Adrenaline may not completely reverse the effects of a serious allergic (hypersensitive) reaction or anaphylaxis. If this is the case you may be given another injection after 10 minutes.
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.
Like all medicines Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000 can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Adrenaline (epinephrine) solutions may be associated with some unwanted effects although these are normally related to higher strengths of the drug. The unwanted effects include:
- difficulty in breathing.
- high blood sugar levels.
- high blood pressure.
- palpitations (irregular or faster heart beat).
- tremors (shaking).
- coldness of the fingers and toes.
- feeling sick (nausea).
- being sick (vomiting).
- subarachnoid haemorrhage (bleeding in the brain which can cause very severe headaches, stiff neck,
fits and loss of consciousness).
- hemiplegia (paralysis of one side of the body).
In patients with Parkinson’s disease adrenaline (epinephrine) may increase rigidity (stiffness) and tremors (shaking).
After being given this product, you may experience slight pain, minor bruising/bleeding or some left over liquid where you have been injected.
Repeated injection may cause tissue damage in the place where you have been injected. Tissue damage may also occur in the extremities (fingers and toes), kidneys and liver.
If any of the side effects become serious or you notice any other effects not mentioned in this leaflet please tell your doctor or nurse.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Your doctor, nurse or paramedic will check that the expiry date on the label has not been passed before administering Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000 to you. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.
Adrenaline (epinephrine) is sensitive to light; therefore the Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000 must always be kept in the original outer carton.
Do not store above 25°C and do not freeze.
You should not be given Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000 if you notice it has been used or shows signs of visible damage.
The active ingredient is adrenaline (epinephrine) (as acid tartrate) 0.1mg per ml.
The other ingredients are Sodium Chloride, Sodium Metabisulphite, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid and Water for Injections. Dilute Hydrochloric acid may be added to adjust the acidity.
The Dilute Adrenaline/Epinephrine Injection 1:10,000 is a clear, colourless solution supplied in 1ml, 5ml and 10ml clear glass ampoules. Each pack contains either 1 or 10 ampoules.
Aurum Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Bampton Road, Romford, RM3 8UG, United Kingdom
Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Bampton Road, Romford, RM3 8UG,
This leaflet was last approved in: March 2011 Product License Number: PL 12064/0018
Bampton Road, Harold Hill, Romford RM3 8UG, United Kingdom