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Doctor insights on: Types Of Epi Pen Injectors

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Hello! Why do doctors only prescribe "Epi-Pen"? Versus another brand of auto-injector?

Most dependable: There was a device which was much easier to do but has since been taken off the market due to inconsistent dosing. Thus we are left with mainly EpiPen (epinephrine) at least for now. ...Read more

Epipen (Definition)

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


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Can you tell me is an epipen (epinephrine) used for injecting hgh?

Can you tell me is an epipen (epinephrine) used for injecting hgh?

Epipen (epinephrine): The simple answer is no. EpiPen (epinephrine) is mainly used for urgent treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions. If you can, please go on-line and find out more about Epipen (epinephrine) and anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Help please! is epipen (epinephrine) jr auto injectors used for all allergic reactions or just emergency reactions?

Help please! is epipen (epinephrine) jr auto injectors used for all allergic reactions or just emergency reactions?

Limited use: The value of an Epipen (epinephrine) 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

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Should i inject someone with an epipen (epinephrine) if that person has no heart beat?

Should i inject someone with an epipen (epinephrine) if that person has no heart beat?

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

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If someone's allergic to peanuts but wants to eat them, can they technically inject themselves with epipen (epinephrine) before hand to prevent reaction?

If someone's allergic to peanuts but wants to eat them, can they technically inject themselves with epipen (epinephrine) 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

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What happens if someone uses an expired epi-pen?

What happens if someone uses an expired epi-pen?

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 more

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What is the best way to safely carry an epi-pen?

Epipen (epinephrine): Epipen (epinephrine) comes in a plastic devise made for carrying in a purse. For guys, a fanny pack works well. Don't leave an Epipen (epinephrine) in a car as the temp inside will destroy the epi. (especially during the summer). If you put one in the frig. , put it in a ziplock to protect it from moisture. ...Read more

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How long will the side effects from the epi pen last ?

How long will the side effects from the epi pen last ?

Epipen (epinephrine) duration: Epinepherine is a fast-acting med, and it wears off fast. The effect only "lasts" about 15 to 20 minutes before you need a 2nd injection or are at a hospital. ...Read more