Epipen Jr auto-injector is used for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions ruled to be life threatening. They may be caused by unknown triggers or exercise or for people who are susceptible to these reactions. Epipen Jr is administered as an emergency therapy medication only. People with a known condition of anaphylaxis should always have EpiPen Jr at reach in case of an emergency.
EpiPen Jr is indicated for the treatment of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) to foods, drugs, insect stings and bites as well as other allergens. This medication may also be used to treat exercise-induced anaphylaxis. EpiPen Jr is administered as an injection.EpiPen Jr contains a chemical called epinephrine that works by narrowing blood vessels and opening airways in the lungs, improving breathing. Epinephrine also increases a dropping blood pressure, stimulates the heart, reverses hives and reduces the swelling of the throat, face, and lips.
People with a history of severe allergic reactions may carry an EpiPen Jr auto-injector for use as needed.