See how to give a SYMJEPI injection in this short video. If you prefer written instructions, illustrated steps can be found just below the video player.
Keep in mind: Instructions for giving an injection with either SYMJEPI 0.3 mg or SYMJEPI 0.15 mg are exactly the same, so you only need to remember one set of steps.
When ready to use SYMJEPI, pull cap off to expose needle.
To ensure no accidental epinephrine leakage, do not touch the plunger until the needle is fully inserted.
Holding by the finger grips, and while in a seated position, face the needle downward and slowly insert the needle into the thigh. SYMJEPI can be injected through clothing if necessary.
After needle is in the thigh, push the plunger all the way down until it clicks. Hold for 2 seconds. Remove syringe and massage the area for 10 seconds.
The correct dose has been injected if the plunger has been pushed all the way down and the solution window is at least partially blocked.
Once the injection has been administered, using one hand with your fingers behind the needle, slide the safety guard up until it clicks to cover the needle.
You may need a second SYMJEPI injection if symptoms continue or recur. More than two sequential doses should only be administered under direct medical supervision.
IMPORTANT NOTE: SYMJEPI should ONLY be injected into the middle of the outer thigh. Do not inject into the vein, buttocks, fingers, toes, hands, or feet.
The best defense against anaphylaxis is to avoid what you are allergic to altogether. However, that may not always be possible, so creating an Anaphylaxis Action Plan and staying organized is the best way to prepare for a potential emergency.
SYMJEPI is indicated in the emergency treatment of allergic reactions (Type 1) including anaphylaxis to stinging insects (e.g., order Hymenoptera, which include bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets and fire ants) and biting insects (e.g., triatoma, mosquitoes), allergen immunotherapy, foods, drugs, diagnostic testing substances (e.g., radiocontrast media) and other allergens, as well as idiopathic anaphylaxis or exercise-induced anaphylaxis.
Warnings and Precautions
SYMJEPI may cause serious side effects.
Common side effects of SYMJEPI include:
These side effects may go away with rest. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of SYMJEPI. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Please see full Prescribing Information for SYMJEPI.
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation at
Warnings and Precautions