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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
What form of antihistamine would provide fastest onset for use after I use epipen (epinephrine) before I got to the hospital. Pills, injection. Other than IV?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be: given IM and has a rapid onset of action. ...Read more
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
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
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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