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Types And Sizes Of Epi Pen Injectors
Help please! is epipen jr auto injectors used for all allergic reactions or just emergency reactions?
Limited use: The value of an Epipen 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
Depends: If a person is having anaphylactic shock, their blood vessels may suddenly dilate. This can cause their blood pressure to drop, sometimes quite considerably. If the blood pressure is too low, the pulse may not be able to be felt; the heart is, however, still beating in this case. If a person is having anaphylactic shock, they need emergent treatment. ...Read more
What can I do if i had an allergic reaction and i don't know to what. I injected myself with my epipen. If i go to the hospital will i get hospitalized?
If someone's allergic to peanuts but wants to eat them, can they technically inject themselves with epipen before hand to prevent reaction?
Russian roulette: If you love russian roulette, the answer is yes. Otherwise a definitely no. Not all anaphylactic reactions can be reversed by Epinephrine and about 1/4 of anaphylactic reactions need a second shot of epinephrine. Peanut is not an essential food group, so don't go nuts over it. ...Read more
Minutes: Epinephrine when used for anaphylaxis generally lasts a very short time. In general, if you use one uses their injectable Epinephrine for a severe allergy reaction they must call 911 and get immediate help. The reason being is that the reaction may become more severe, last longer than expected or come back again. All of these scenarios require further care in the hospital setting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Epinephrine: Epipen contains synthetic epinephrine. It is used for anaphylaxis. It will cause vasonconstriction, increased heart rate and efficiency. It has both Alpha and beta agonist activity and with such will increase blood pressure and decrease edema in an emergecy situation. Epipen comes in two doses of 0.15mg for children and 0.3mg for adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be ineffective: It is unlikely that anything bad will happen except it may not work as well as a new epi-pen. There is a window to check the clarity of the medication and make sure it is clear, or it may be contaminated or the product has precipitated out of solution. I don't recommend that you rely on an expired product in a life threatening reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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