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Accidental epipen (epinephrine) injection into finger. Did ok. Can I reuse it?

Accidental epipen (epinephrine) injection into finger. Did ok. Can I reuse it?

Accident with epipen (epinephrine): If you got stuck with an epipen, (epinephrine) then this has discharged. There is nothing left to use, as this has already deployed its contents. Dispose of this responsibly, and get another one. Keep in away from extreme heat and cold and away from light. ...Read more

Epipen (Definition)

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


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How does an injection of epinephrine like with epi-pen stop the inflammatory response?

It dilates airways.: It dilates airways and aids with anyphylactic rxns. It is not a true anit-inflammatory, but acutely treats severe allergic rxns. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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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Why do epipens (epinephrine) need to be administered thru the leg?

Why do epipens (epinephrine) need to be administered thru the leg?

Intramuscular : Access for drug delivery and low probability of hitting a nerve or a blood vessel in the leg since they're deeper than in arms. ...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