How is Twinject available?
Twinject is available in either the 0.3 mL formula or the 0.15 mL formula. Your doctor will prescribe the formula based on your weight. Generally adults and children weighing over 30 kilograms will be prescribed 0.3 mL, while those between 15 and 30 kilograms will be prescribed 0.15 mL. For children under 15 kilograms, check with your doctor.
How is Twinject stored?
Epinephrine is light sensitive and should be stored in the case provided, at room temperature (20║-25║C/68║-77║F). During excursions, epinephrine may be kept at a temperature of 15║-30║C/59║-86║F. Protect from freezing and do not refrigerate.
What do I do if my Twinject epinephrine is discoloured?
If your epinephrine looks cloudy, pinkish, or more than slightly yellow, or if the expiration date has passed, contact your pharmacist for a replacement.
Twinject is indicated for the emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions including anaphylaxis to stinging insects, and biting insects, allergen immunotherapy, foods, latex, other allergens, and drugs. Twinject can also be used in the treatment of anaphylaxis of unknown cause, exercise-induced anaphylaxis, or anaphylactoid reactions.
The most common side effect is the sensation of a more force ful heartbeat. There might also be anxiety and restlessness. See the package insert with your Twinject for more information. People who have heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and hyperthyroidism, the elderly, pregnant women, and those who take medications that may sensitize the heart to arrhythmias should consult with their doctor before using Twinject.