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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Minutes: Epinephrine when used for anaphylaxis generally lasts a very short time. In general, if you use one uses their injectable Epinephrine for a severe all ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
15-20 minutes: The effects of an epi-pen wear off after 15 to 20 minutes.
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
ER in a can: I agree with drs. Murphy & rhein. In an episode of life-threatening anaphylaxis Epinephrine buys you the time to call 911 & begin to receive comprehen ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Epipen (epinephrine): Epipen (epinephrine) comes in a plastic devise made for carrying in a purse. For guys, a fanny pack works well. Don't leave an Epipen (epinephrine) in ... Read More
Dr. Gregory Neyman
18 years experience General Practice
In its container: In the container it came in.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Epipen (epinephrine) duration: Epinepherine is a fast-acting med, and it wears off fast. The effect only "lasts" about 15 to 20 minutes before you need a 2nd injection or are at a h ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Epipen (epinephrine): If you were just pricked by the needle, there shouldn't be any side effects other than mild pain. However, if the contents of the Epipen (epinephrine) ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
36 years experience Psychiatry
Unfortunately no: An epi pen is for an acute allergic reaction. This is why it works for bee stings: to treat a severe, life-threatening allergy to the sting. It does ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
EpiPen (epinephrine): Epipen (epinephrine) auto-injectors should only be injected into the anterolateral aspect of the thigh. Do not inject into buttock, or intravenously. ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Nothing: These are medications, not toys. In case of accidental ingestion, the Epinephrine will not reach the blood stream and no noticeable effect will occur. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Anaphylaxis: It's used to treat acutely treat anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction).
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Shah
Dr. Amy Shah answered
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Room temperature: Just don't keep it in a hot car and don't let it get frozen. Other than that anywhere you go.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
0.3 mg epinephrine: Each Epipen (epinephrine) autoinjector delivers 0.3 mg of a 1:1000 Epinephrine (adrenaline) solution. An Epipen (epinephrine) jr delivers half (0.15 m ... Read More
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