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Epipen (Overview)

Epinephrine is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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What happens after using an epipen (epinephrine)?

What happens after using an epipen (epinephrine)?

Epipen (epinephrine): The Epipen (epinephrine) is used for serious life threatening allergic reactions. In a person afficted with one of those, it will save thier life. No harm. In a person not afflicted with a life threatening allergic event, it will increase the bp, anxiety, pulse, sweatiness but otherwise should be uneventful unless there is a history of coronary heart disease. ...Read more

Epipen (Overview)

Epinephrine is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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This might be a stupid question but I don't know how I use epipen (epinephrine). Please do help me out?

This might be a stupid question but I don't know how I use epipen (epinephrine). Please do help me out?

Epipen (epinephrine).com: The Epipen (epinephrine) box should have instructions on how to use the epipen (epinephrine). There should be a trainer included in the box as well. See the website listed in previous post as well. ...Read more

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Can a doctor prescribe epipen (epinephrine) jr vs regular epipen (epinephrine) for an adult if they have a "mild anaphalactic" reaction?

Can a doctor prescribe epipen (epinephrine) jr vs regular epipen (epinephrine) for an adult if they have a "mild anaphalactic" reaction?

No: Epipens (epinephrine) are only used to treat severe allergic reactions. Which one the patient should use depends on the patients weight, not the severity of the allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Our doctor prescribed epipen (epinephrine) jr for our son who is allergic to peanuts. Our son is now 55 lbs. Do we need the epipen (epinephrine) for adults for them?

Our doctor prescribed epipen (epinephrine) jr for our son who is allergic to peanuts.  Our son is now 55 lbs.  Do we need the epipen (epinephrine) for adults for them?

EpiPen (epinephrine) Dosing: According to epocrates, the adult sized Epipen (epinephrine) is used in children greater than 30kg, or 66 lbs. If your son is 55lbs, he needs to grow a little more before you move him up. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use an epipen (epinephrine) for an allergic reaction to ppd?

Is it safe to use an epipen (epinephrine) for an allergic reaction to ppd?

Symptoms?: What are your symptoms? A PPD can cause a large local reaction, but not a systemic reaction that requires epinephrine. ...Read more

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Would it be dangerous to use an epipen (epinephrine) on my 70 lb kid after nebulized albuterol? She has asthma or reactive airway (not sure) & peanut & nut allergy.

Would it be dangerous to use an epipen (epinephrine) on my 70 lb kid after nebulized albuterol? She has asthma or reactive airway (not sure) & peanut & nut allergy.

Use for anaphylaxis: Epinephrine is used for anaphylaxis. If one is having anaphylaxis then use of injectable Epinephrine is indicated. If the patient is wheezing then albuterol can used as well. If epi is used 911 must be called. ...Read more

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What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...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