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Epipen Junior (Epinephrine)and/or alternatives
Epipen Junior Pen 0.15mg from $60.50 USD/auto-injectorEpipen Junior Pen 0.15mg
Marketed as Epipen Junior Auto Injector in European Union
Manufactured by: Meda Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
Basic Information On EpiPen Junior
EpiPen Junior is a medicine used for curing anaphylactic shock. The symptoms of this life-threatening allergic reaction are low blood pressure, weak pulse and swelling of lips. In severe cases, you may even lose consciousness due to this reaction. This reaction may be caused by a variety of reasons such as food, drug or insect bite. The medicine is also used for treating skin itching and hives. EpiPen Junior works on alpha adrenergic receptors and beta adrenergic receptors. You are expected to use this medicine for emergency purpose and after using this, should go for immediate medical care. Since this medicine is meant for self-use, you should be clear about the method of using this medicine.
Precautions / Side Effects Of EpiPen Junior
Brand or generic EpiPen Junior should be administered only on the outer side of the thigh. It should not be injected into any other body part. Seek immediate medical care, if you accidentally inject this medicine into some other body part. Under no circumstances, should adrenaline be injected into the vein. Always carry EpiPen Junior, as this is meant to be used as and when an emergency need for this medicine arises.
If you are pregnant or are nursing a child, then you should use adrenaline only after consulting your doctor. Similar precaution should be exercised by elderly patients and patients suffering from high blood pressure. Notify your doctor before starting treatment with brand or generic EpiPen Junior, if you suffer from over activity of the thyroid gland. You should consult your doctor about the feasibility of using this medicine if you have allergies related to sodium metabisulphite. People suffering from tumor of adrenal gland should also consider consulting their doctor before starting the treatment.
EpiPen Junior Dosage
Every EpiPen Junior auto-injector contains a single dose of this drug. You may need to look for some other method of using this drug if your requirement for this drug is less than 0.15 mg. You should always check for the clarity of the solution before using it. Impure looking solution should not be used for injecting and should be thrown away. EpiPen Junior provides 0.15mg of the epinephrine drug. EpiPen Junior is generally used by patients weighing between 15 and 30 kgs. This medicine should be protected from light.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the 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 comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as 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 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 comparable 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 be comparable in strength and dosage to 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 comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
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.