Top
20
Doctor insights on: Epipen Holder

Share

Epipen (Definition)

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


2

2
What happens when you use an epi pen without having anaphylactic shock?

What happens when you use an epi pen without having anaphylactic shock?

Waste 100 bucks: An amazingly safe medication. In the seventies we used Epinephrine to treat acute asthma attacks giving kids 3 doses in 40 minutes. Sometimes they had nausea & vomiting. Sometimes they'd get a little hyper. The nausea & vomiting could also have been due to asthma itself. Anyway, expect slight but brief rise in pulse, mild muscle jitteriness, heightened alertness. All resolve in 30 minutes. ...Read more

3

3
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

6

6
How do you properly dispose of expired epinephrine shots?

How do you properly dispose of expired epinephrine shots?

Return to pharmacy: Your pharmacist will likely dispose of them for you. Another option is to ask your blood drawing station. They dispose of needles regularly. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Disaster (fire, vandalism, water) happen to patient records?

Disaster (fire, vandalism, water) happen to patient records?

Depends: In case of disaster, the patient records might be lost if they are on paper or stored on a computer server. Nowadays, more and more doctors offices have "cloud based" EMRs (electronic med records) so even if a clinic were to be destroyed, the records are safe. It's a good idea to keep your own set of "records" in case of disaster (meds, important medical information) that you can take with you. ...Read more

See 14 more doctor answers
8

8
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

10

10
How can I properly store disposable propane bottles for emergency preparedness purposes?

How can I properly store disposable propane bottles for emergency preparedness purposes?

Re-direct: this is not an appropriate question for a medical board. You can get a better, more informed, and more detailed answer from your local fire department. ...Read more

11

11
Possible bee, wasp allergy. Should I use epipen (epinephrine) if they bite me?

Possible bee, wasp allergy. Should I use epipen (epinephrine) if they bite me?

If you have had: Significant allergic reactions - then an Epipen (epinephrine) can be life saving. Have you been medically workep up for this? Was the epi-pen prescribed for you? Is the Epipen (epinephrine) within date (not expired)? Do you know how to use an epipen (epinephrine)? In the middle of an anaphlactic reaction is not the time to try to figure it out. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
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

14

14
How does one administer an epi pen?

See package insert: You should see your physician for detailed instructions, but in general, the Epipen (epinephrine) should be administered into the large muscle in you lateral thigh, and held for 8-10 seconds. After administration, you should call 911 or go to the er for further treatment(s). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Had severe hives, itching, redness&swelling. Got an epi pen [email protected] care, hives went away&came back.What's next step? Pcp, allergy test, etc?

Had severe hives, itching, redness&swelling. Got an epi pen injection@urgent care, hives went away&came back.What's next step? Pcp, allergy test, etc?

Antihistamine: Unless you have respiratory problem or going into shock, Epinephrine is not that usual treatment. Try taking antihistamine up to 4 times per day and see if this helps. If not, consult your doctor to see if Prednisone may be needed. Usually we don't do a workup unless the hives have been present for more than 6- 8 weeks. ...Read more

18

18
Would an epi pen work if you're bitten by a venomous snake?

Would an epi pen work if you're bitten by a venomous snake?

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 nothing to the sting itself. Snake venom is poisonous for reasons unrelated to allergy, and, as in the bee sting situation, the epi pen will do nothing to neutralize the venom itself. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Portable handheld ECG monitor, where to get this?

Portable handheld ECG monitor, where to get this?

Don't do it!!!: You are going to drive yourself nuts monitoring your heart. If you have had a consultation with a cardiologist and a minimal work up that is negative, monitoring heart is only going to feed your anxiety and make everything worse. Please place your energy in things that can make you healthier (don't smoke, eat well, loose weight and exercise) If you are taking medications, be compliant. Good luck! ...Read more