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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

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Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Flavedon: Read this article first===>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trimetazidine. The drug is principally used now for patients with angina (heart pain) and has been shown to be effective. It should not be used if you have any movement disorders such a s restless leg syndrome or parkinson's-like neurologist symptoms. Rad the side effects and you and your doctor van decide whether its right for you. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of getting pricked with an epi pen?

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) was injected, you may experience a transient rapid heartbeat and bounding pulses. ...Read more

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I got an epipen (epinephrine) for a severe pineapple allergy. How long will it last, what would you recommend?

I got an epipen (epinephrine) for a severe pineapple allergy. How long will it last, what would you recommend?

Epi: They usually last a year but need to check expiration date on device itself. Keep out of extreme temperatures ( do not leave in hot car, freezer, etc) ...Read more

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Can an adult epipen (epinephrine) be used on a child during life threatening anaphylaxis? My 7 &9 yo sons have had hive reactions in the past. I keep an epi for me.

Can an adult epipen (epinephrine) be used on a child during life threatening anaphylaxis? My 7 &9 yo sons have had hive reactions in the past. I keep an epi for me.

No, need kid's dose: First off, if your kids have only reacted with hives, you need to not over-react unless they have a history of anaphylactic reactions to various things. This should be investigate by a qualified allergist if you are concerned. Second, if their allergies warrent using an epipen, (epinephrine) then need to have their own, which will contain an kid's dose vs an adult dose. ...Read more

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What happens if i think the worse scenario very often and i feel this is deteriorating my life. How do I stop it and interact more with life?

What happens if i think the worse scenario very often and i feel this is deteriorating my life.  How do I stop it and interact more with life?

Anxiety Disorder: Anticipation of worst happening (even if it is exceedingly unlikely) is a symptom of anxiety disorder. This is a distortion of the normal fight or flight response every human is endowed with. Your brain seems to be wired for flight for any environmental stimulus, no matter how trivial. If this is so, see doctor for exam & to formulate a therapeutic plan to include counseling & medication as needed. ...Read more

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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

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Is it possible to die from an epipen (epinephrine)?

Is it possible to die from an epipen (epinephrine)?

Yes but rare : Epinephrine is also known as adrenaline. It can make your heart beat stronger and faster. Certain individuals with pre-existing heart disease may be more prone to a heart attack or irregular heart beat but this is unusual when used for the proper indication and is more likely to save your life. ...Read more

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What can happen once I use my epipen (epinephrine)?

Epipen (epinephrine): The symptoms may return. That is why more treatment is needed for the allergic rxn after epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more

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At what point should I use my epipen (epinephrine)?

Immediately: Use your Epipen at the first signs of a severe allergic reaction which can occur minutes to hours after exposure. Signs can include itching or swelling of the mouth and throat, hives, shortness of breath, coughing, or dizziness. If you are unsure you are having a reaction, it is generally better to use the Epipen. Call 911 or have someone get you to an emergency room after using your Epipen. ...Read more