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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Adrenaline (Definition)

Adrenalin(e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more


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How can I get an epipen (epinephrine) for precaution from my alllergic reactions?

How can I get an epipen (epinephrine) for precaution from my alllergic reactions?

Doctor: Epipens (epinephrine) require prescriptions, so you should talk to your pcp about your concern and obtain a prescription. ...Read more

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What happens if you use an expired epipen (epinephrine) on someone that is extremely allergic?

Not a good idea: If you have nothing else on hand , you can use the expired Epipen (epinephrine) knowing that it will be less effective or not effective at all. However it is strongly advised to check the expiration date on the Epipen (epinephrine) regularly since the consequence may be deathly. ...Read more

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Help please! is epipen (epinephrine) jr auto injectors used for all allergic reactions or just emergency reactions?

Help please! is epipen (epinephrine) jr auto injectors used for all allergic reactions or just emergency reactions?

Limited use: The value of an Epipen (epinephrine) is its ability to help block a tragic evolving allergic reaction and provide time for a person to reach urgent followup care.It's effect is relatively short (hour or so).If you simply break out in hives as a food reaction, it could help some, but since the food will be processed in your body for days, a longer agent like Diphenhydramine or citirazine would be more benificial. ...Read more

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If you are allergic to bees do you need to carry an epipen (epinephrine)?

If you are allergic to bees do you need to carry an epipen (epinephrine)?

Bee allergy: It depends on the reaction you have to a bee sting. If your throat starts to swell and it becomes difficult to breath; i would definitely recommend carrying an epi-pen. Additionally it is important to see an allergist to be tested. Venom immunotherapy is highly successful in reducing the chances of repeat reactions including anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to medicine: do I have to carry an epipen (epinephrine) if I avoid it?

Allergic reaction to medicine: do I have to carry an epipen (epinephrine) if I avoid it?

Know epipen (epinephrine): Epipen (epinephrine) is recommended to be carried if there is a risk, even a remote risk, of a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis. This might occur inadvertendly. If the medicine to be avoided has zero chance of contact, then Epipen (epinephrine) might not be carried. If can be given by accident, for example, an over the counter drug, then it is best to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Am I in danger of a deadly allergic reaction if I forget to take my epipen (epinephrine) with me?

Yes: If you have an allergy to a potentially deadly trigger (stinging insects, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish), then you are at risk if you don't carry your epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more

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Being allergic to bees. Is taking celestamine tablets after a sing sufficient or is an epipen (epinephrine) required? How long will the celestamine take to work?

Being allergic to bees. Is taking celestamine tablets after a sing sufficient or is an epipen (epinephrine) required? How long will the celestamine take to work?

Too long: Unless you have certain medical conditions the risk of a dangerous allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) far outweighs the risk associated with an Epinephrine injection. Shoot first, ask questions later . Take the antihistamine afterwards. Deaths from anaphylaxis are associated with delays in administration of epinephrine. Have your Dr. provide a written action plan for you and those close to you ...Read more

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I am severely allergic to shellfish. I was prescribed an EpiPen (epinephrine). I never had to use one yet. How do you know if you need to use it? Does it reverse?

I am severely allergic to shellfish. I was prescribed an EpiPen (epinephrine). I never had to use one yet. How do you know if you need to use it? Does it reverse?

You will know: Keep your Epi pen with you at all times. Make sure it is up to date. General symptom-those that got you the prescription in the first place but especially throat swelling or trouble breathing. Once you use it it is best to dial 911. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may also help if taken while you can swallow. The Epi effects wear off over time, though they may be uncomfortable this medicine is life saving ...Read more

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more


Dr. Tia Tortoriello
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Epinephrine (Definition)

Epinephrine is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more