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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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Adrenalin(e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more


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What method do they use to administer the tetanus vaccine?

What method do they use to administer the tetanus vaccine?

Shots: Thru injections. The vaccine is a combination of various portions of diptheria and pertussis vaccines. ...Read more

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Do you need to use alcohol to swab diphenhydramine vials before giving an IM injection?

Do you need to use alcohol to swab diphenhydramine vials before giving an IM injection?

Good idea: especially if the vial was previously opened. It is easy to do, inexpensive and may reduce the risk of an infection at the site of injection. ...Read more

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How do you properly use an at home nebulizer?

How do you properly use an at home nebulizer?

Nebulizer technique: Ensure it is clean (use manufacturer solution or dilute vinegar and air dry it). Put solution in mouth piece container and hook up to power. Turn it on. It'll mist the medicine. Breathe it in normally. Once every 2-3 minutes take a deep inhale then go back to berthing normally. Some nebulized medicines can be combined and others can't. If side effects (tremor), use half the vial and tell your dr. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of the numbness from a novocain (procaine) shot so you can function?

How do you get rid of the numbness from a novocain (procaine) shot so you can function?

Tincture of time: Although there is an injectable drug that can reverse the effects of local anesthetic (phentolamine mesylate), patients tend to resist the idea of additional injections. The most practical approach to abolishing numbness is to allow time for nature to take its course. In the future, you might consider asking for an anesthetic without a vasoconstrictor, as this has a shorter duration of action. ...Read more

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I need to replenish supplements & want to make sure i'm getting the best formulations. How do I know where to buy most effective/absorbable brands?

I need to replenish supplements & want to make sure i'm getting the best formulations.  How do I know where to buy most effective/absorbable brands?

Many good choices: There is no single best brand but some are much better than others. Here are independent ratings of 101 brands: http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/ any of the top 30 on that list are good. My personal favorites include ultranutrient from pure encapsulations (not on that list!), ultrapreventive x, life force multiple, life extension mix, maxxum 4 & advanced nutritional system (on this list). ...Read more

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How should I dispose of insulin pump cartridge needles?

How should I dispose of insulin pump cartridge needles?

Varies by location: Laws for safe needle disposal vary by state, county, or city. Check with your diabetes educator or doctor. You can also google "needle disposal" followed by your state/city. Basically, dispose of these needles the same way you would dispose of syringes. ...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 long do I need to wait to get the tdap shot after getting a flu shot? Also when are they effective?

How long do I need to wait to get the tdap shot after getting a flu shot?  Also when are they effective?

You don't need to wt: Tdap can be given on the same day or in days prior to and after a flu shot. They do not interfere with each other so they can be given any time they are available. ...Read more

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How do I tell people I carry epipen (epinephrine) if travel alone?

How do I tell people I carry epipen (epinephrine) if travel alone?

Simlple is best: Life threatening allergies are always a concern while traveling. If you meet up with someone while traveling let them know about your allergies. Something simple such as "i have a severe allergy to xyz which can be frightening to me and you. I always carry a an easy to use Epipen (epinephrine) in my........ May i take a moment to show you how it works?". Then show them how simple it is to use. ...Read more

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Why do they tell you to drink water after using the Qvar inhaler?

Why do they tell you to drink water after using the Qvar inhaler?

Qvar: Qvar inhaler contains a mild steroid for treatment of asthma. Because the medicine can cause oral thrush and even hoarseness, it is important to rinse your mouth or drink water after each use. ...Read more

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What happens to the human body after taking 3 50mg soft gels of diphenhydramine hci? Will i sleep better or will it be dangerous? I want to do no harm.

What happens to the human body after taking 3 50mg soft gels of diphenhydramine hci? Will i sleep better or will it be dangerous? I want to do no harm.

Diphenhydramine: The usual dose is 25-50 mg upto 4 times a day , and not toexceed 300mg per day from all sources, as many cold meds contain diphenhydramine as an ingredient ...Read more

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How do you properly use a nasal steriod spray?

How do you properly use a nasal steriod spray?

See directions: For prescription and over the counter steroid sprays: close one nostril with your finger and insert the spray in the open nostril. Squirt once and do the same with the other nostril. If the directions indicate 2 sprays in each nostril repeat the process. A little drip from the nose is normal. Try not to blow your nose for 5-10 minutes after spraying. Do NOT exceed the recommended sprays ...Read more

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Can you use mb12 shots after they expire?

Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
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Epinephrine (Definition)

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