Epinephrine Snap has been developed for the treatment of life-threatening medical emergencies requiring the intramuscular or subcutaneous injection of epinephrine under the direction of a prescriber. It is for use by health care providers licensed to administer prescription medication and contains everything needed to administer epinephrine to an adult (weighing over 66 lbs) in the event of an anaphylactic emergency.
Epinephrine Snap is packaged as a sterile kit for the administration of epinephrine from an ampul. The kit contains:
- one ampul of epinephrine injection 1 mg/mL single-dose
- needles, syringes, alcohol pads, and labels
Epinephrine Snap is a forward-thinking kit for medical professionals focused on high-quality, cost-effective care.
Instructions for use.
In an effort to reduce adverse events with medications or vaccinations, carefully screen patients for precautions and contraindications. Always prepare for adverse events, anaphylactic reactions and medical emergencies prior to the administration of any medication or vaccination.
Frequently Asked Questions (download pdf)
What is the volume of epinephrine in the Epinephrine Snap kit?
Each Epinephrine Snap kit contains one (1) ampul of 1 mg/mL epinephrine for injection for one-time use.
How many doses of epinephrine are in the Epinephrine Snap kit?
Each ampul of epinephrine in the Epinephrine Snap kit contains a 1 mg/mL concentration of epinephrine. Manufacturer’s guidelines for epinephrine recommend subcutaneous or intramuscular use 0.2 to 1 mL (mg); start with small dose and increase if required. The average dose for a person weighing 66 lb. or greater is typically 0.3 to 0.5 mL (mg). No single dose should ever exceed 0.5 mg/mL. The dose may be repeated if necessary per manufacturer’s guidelines and prescriber’s orders until emergency medical help arrives. This may be as frequent as every 5 minutes to every 20 minutes if anaphylactic symptoms persist. Each kit is created for one-time use.
Is Epinephrine Snap safe for use with children?
No. Keep out of reach of children. Epinephrine Snap is designed for use by health care professionals licensed to administer prescription medication and for people weighing 66 lb. or greater only.
How do I store my Epinephrine Snap kits?
The kits are designed to be stored at controlled room temperature (20–25° C or 68–77° F).
How do I know the expiration date of the epinephrine in my Epinephrine Snap kit?
Expiration dates appear on the outside label of your Epinephrine Snap kit.
Where do I administer the epinephrine in the Epinephrine Snap kit?
The kit is designed for intramuscular or subcutaneous administration only. Avoid administration in the buttocks. The preferred location for injection is the anterolateral aspect of the thigh (vastus lateralis muscle) because of its location, size, and available blood flow. This is the middle third of the thigh between the greater trochanter and the knee. When injecting, lift the vastus lateralis muscle away from the bone. Do not administer repeated injections of epinephrine in the same site.
How do I open the ampul?
Wrap an alcohol pad around the neck of the ampul and snap open away from you.
Why are there two types of needles in the Epinephrine Snap kit?
Filter needles are included to prevent particulate matter from entering your syringe. Attach the filter needle to your syringe first to draw the epinephrine out of the ampul. Replace the filter needle with the safety needle prior to injection.
Why the 23-gauge needles?
23-gauge 1-inch needles are appropriately sized for a vastus lateralis muscle injection or subcutaneous injections.
Why the 1-cc syringe when such a small amount of medication is needed?
We assessed the syringe’s function and use as we developed the kit. The 1-mL syringe barrel is safe and recommended for both subcutaneous injections as well as vastus lateralis muscle injections.
What are the labels for?
Clinicians may choose to prepare the epinephrine syringes prior to medication or vaccination administration. When this is the case, the clinician can label each syringe with the dose prepared.
Are there any precautions I need to take when administering epinephrine?
Yes! Always protect your epinephrine ampul and syringes from light. Do not use the epinephrine if it is pinkish in color, darker than slightly yellow, or if it contains precipitate matter. Do not administer unless the solution is clear and the container intact. See package insert for additional precautions. See package insert for indications and usage, warnings, precautions, contraindications, overdosage, dose and administration and adverse reactions prior to use.
What do I do after I use my Epinephrine Snap kit?
It is important to document every adverse event or anaphylactic reaction. An Adverse Event Reporting Form is on our website for your use.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Go to www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/ or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Reordering your Epinephrine Snap kit is easy. Epinephrine Snap is available through your drug wholesaler or at epinephrinesnap.com/order. Request NDC 24357-911-01.
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