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How effective are epi-pens?

How effective are epi-pens?

Extremely effective: If you are experiencing anaphylaxis, Epinephrine is the drug that will save your life. It is extremely effective and no patient with a life threatening allergy should ever be without an epi pen. ...Read more

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Can children use Medihaler-EPI?

Can children use Medihaler-EPI?

Probably not: I have reviewed this product information as I have not heard of it. It's inhaled epinephrine which is not currently on the Pediatric asthma protocols. I would not advise it's use at this time.

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What is Medihaler-EPI used for?

What is Medihaler-EPI used for?

Medihaler-EPI: "For temporary relief of shortness of breath, tightness of chest and wheezing due to bronchial asthma. Eases breathing for asthma patients by reducing spasms of bronchial muscles. For the symptomatic control of bronchial asthma." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/medihaler-epi. Html ...Read more

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Who should not use Medihaler-EPI?

Who should not use Medihaler-EPI?

Medihaler-EPI: "The use of isoproterenol in patients with pre-existing cardiac arrhythmias associated with tachycardia is contraindicated because the cardiac stimulant effects of the drug may aggravate such disorders. Medihaler-Iso must not be used by patients with known hypersensitivity to sympathomimetic amines." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/medihaler-iso. Html ...Read more

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How do I exit out of this health app?

How do I exit out of this health app?

Touch the HOME icon?: On an ipad, I can pinch the screen, and the app closes. There might be an "x" on a tab for the app, that also closes the app. I haven't used this on android (methyltestosterone), (methyltestosterone) but there should be a "home" symbol or icon that you can touch to leave the app and go to the home page. There also might be an "x" on a tab for the app on android (methyltestosterone). Healthtap is a really good info source, with >13, 000 volunteer doctors now! ...Read more

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How to be more exited in a sex relation?

How to be more exited in a sex relation?

Talk to your partner: It's not clear to me what you mean by "more exited". Are you asking to increase your sex drive or libido? Or to deal w/erectile dysfunction? Or some other issue? All are addressed differently to some extent. But at the same time, good nutrition, regular exercise & healthy lifestyle are imperative. In other words, don't smoke and don't drink to excess. Plus don't do drugs. Write back w/specific qs. ...Read more

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What are the effects of taking two epi-pens?

Epi x 2: Agitation, jitters, feeling weak, pallor (pale skin), emesis, diarrhea, etc. But if you are anaphylaxing, there is nothing else to give or use. Only epi will save your life. We give twin paks because many people require a 2nd dose. Epinephrine only lasts 30 minutes after being given. Give 1st dose and call 911. ...Read more

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How do I edit a question that I have posted?

Only if unanswered: One can edit her question only if it has not been answered. If there is a link from an email from HealthTap, one can follow that link to go edit the question. If an unanswered question appears under one's Activity page or Activity screen, one can click on the question there and go to edit the question. Otherwise, the question is not editable, but a person can submit a new correct question. ...Read more

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Is there a medical condition behind being "evil"?

Is there a medical condition behind being "evil"?

Interesting question: There are certainly some people with antisocial personality disorder whose exploitative and devious behavior towards others might be called "evil." however, I think there are some whose behavior is not due to a medical condition but is a conscious choice. Serial killers, career criminals, etc. These may act with extreme cruelty and sadism towards others, and are untreatable with any therapy. ...Read more

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I've had my eriod for 14 days now, is this normal?

I've had my eriod for 14 days now, is this normal?

No.: There are many causes of long or irregular menstrual cycles. Stress, pregnancy, or a hormonal imbalance are probably the most common causes. ...Read more

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How long can it take for cigarette toxins to exit the body?

How long can it take for cigarette toxins to exit the body?

Up to 1 year: Nicotine can stay in your system for upto 72 hours. The byproducts of nicotine can stay in your system for upto 3 weeks. Nicotine can be found in your hair upto 1 year.
The tar deposit from cigarettes in your lungs is usually permanent. This does not mean that quitting smoking won't change anything.

Quitting smoking has numerous beneficial effects and some damage other than tar can be reverse. ...Read more

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How could we help our children resist today's evil cultural messages?

How could we help our children resist today's evil cultural messages?

Love them: Young people are going to explore. Set an example in your own life. For me, "evil" is hating others without any real reason, treating others unfairly, demanding things for which you haven't worked, defining yourself in terms of owning worthless things. If you peers admire you for the life you live, your children will usually follow your example, though every young person makes some mistakes. ...Read more

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If my baby comes 5 weeks earily will there be anything wrong with her?

If my baby comes 5 weeks earily will there be anything wrong with her?

Maybe: The chance that she will spend a week or so in an NICU for premature lung disease is about 50%. That said, recovery for 35 weekers is usually rather easy compared to many of the premi's they care for. Keep in close touch with your delivery team and carry the baby as long as you can. Nothing beets the womb as the best place for baby to get ready for birth. ...Read more

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Is there a type of ecig that is suggested over other ones health wise?

Is there a type of ecig that is suggested over other ones health wise?

All are unnecessary: There is no good reason to go near e-cigs, as they are not necessary for living a normal, natural, happy life. If there is peer pressure to join this fad, it would be better to look for new peers. ...Read more

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I am becoming evil and controlling because of my past, could you help me please?

Getting help.: The biggest help that I can provide is to point you in the direction of therapy. You clearly have issues that need to be worked through. Therapy can be a safe place to make life changes. This will give you a better chance of developing into the person who you want to be. Take care. ...Read more

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Since there is a shortage on lido with epi, can I mix lido with epi 1:1000 for procedures?

Definitely: I know many surgeons who require the scrub team to do just that for all the cases to make sure the epi is "fresh". ...Read more

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Hello. Would you happen to know how long a substance with a 3.5 hour half life would take to fully exit the system?

Hello. Would you happen to know how long a substance with a 3.5 hour half life would take to fully exit the system?

Half life: A drug’s half-life is the time it takes for half of a given dose to be eliminated from the body or bloodstream. This value varies between different types of medications, and even different preparations of the same one. It can also vary the drug has been chemically prepared, but variables Can also be affected by metabolism. ...Read more

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Took clarithromyc 500er by era should have taken cirofloxacin500mg how long should I wait to take the correct medication?

Took clarithromyc 500er by era should have taken cirofloxacin500mg how long should I wait to take the correct medication?

12 hours: Without knowing what infection is being treated, it is probably fine to wait 12 hours to take the next dose of antibiotic. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Clarithromycin are from different families of antibiotics, but are often used to treat similar kinds of infections. ...Read more

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I was facing ed. I took tablets and not taking any tabket from. Two weeks I started eating drumsticks. Is it making me strong.

??: I don't understand your question. Do you mean chicken drumsticks? If so, what does that have anything to do with ed? And what are you asking? ...Read more

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Ek het 'n vreeslike brand, pyn gevoel op die krop van my maag. Saam met dit vreeslik naar gevoel. Voel sleg. Geen braking. Raak erger as ek koffie gedrink het. Kan dit maagseer wees of galblaas? Enige medikasie wat ek kan gebruik?

Ek het 'n vreeslike brand, pyn gevoel op die krop van my maag. Saam met dit vreeslik naar gevoel. Voel sleg. Geen braking. Raak erger as ek koffie gedrink het. Kan dit maagseer wees of galblaas? Enige medikasie wat ek kan gebruik?

Te veel maagzuur: Symptomen lijken op te veel maagzuur. Kan (begin)maagzweer Zijn. Ga naar dokter. Neem intussen zuurtegenmiddel. Stop Koffie, alcohol & tabak en zuur eten/drinken. Pas op voor roode of swart uitbraaksel of Swarte stoelgange: kan bloedend maagzweer betekenen. Ga dan snel naar mediese hulp. Medikasie : antacid, Ranitidine, ...Read more

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Are ecigs good 4 u?

No problem: "cold turkey" is the best way to quit, though it requires lots of guts. ...Read more

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What is urine epis?

What is urine epis?

Epis: This means epithelial cells [epis]in the urinalysis normal is 0-4, 3 types renal tubular[in the kideny] transiitional[in the bladder] and squamus[vaginal lioning and near opening of urethra, usually can mean bladder infection or inflamation or even cancer if alot, kideny disease would show more renal tubalar ...Read more

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What causes urine ergency?

What causes urine ergency?

Irritation, fullness: Urinary urgency occurs whenever there is irritation of the bladder or the urethra (that drains the bladder), or if the bladder is spastic, either because of muscular spasm, full bladder that may not empty completely, or nervous damage. The most common cause in a woman your age is urinary tract infection, while in older women they may simply have bladder spasms. See your doctor for a urine test ...Read more

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What is an epi pen used for?

What is an epi pen used for?

Anaphylaxis: It's used to treat acutely treat anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). ...Read more

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How much is a dosage in an epi-pen?

How much is a dosage in an epi-pen?

EpiPen (epinephrine) above 54#: Although the pdr states that Epipen (epinephrine) junior should be given to children >60 pounds, many allergists choose a lower minimal weight. A common cross-over is Epipen (epinephrine) junior for children up to 54 pounds and Epipen (epinephrine) for everyone heavier. ...Read more

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How do I properly store an epi-pen?

How do I properly store an epi-pen?

Room temperature: Just don't keep it in a hot car and don't let it get frozen. Other than that anywhere you go. ...Read more

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How does one administer an epi pen?

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

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I have rightward axis boderline eck?

No worries: That's ok as long as you have normal sinus rhythm and no other abnormalities. ...Read more