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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 happens if I use an epi pen thats bad?

It depends: Upon what you mean by "bad". If it's expired, it may not be effective. Always use an in-date pen, and follow the package instructions regarding temperature, storage, etc. ...Read more

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What dose epi pen do kid, teen and adult use?

What dose epi pen do kid, teen and adult use?

See below: Epi pen jr, providing 0.15 mg of epinephrine, is for children. Epipen, 0.3 mg autoinjection, is for teen and adult. ...Read more

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What should I do if blood gets into the insulin pen that I use?

What should I do if blood gets into the insulin pen that I use?

Insulin pen: Surely there is only a small amount of insulin that ever gets in to your pen. In that case you don't need to worry but you must cover the site that you injected just in case there is more bleeding. Unlikely! Do you type 1 or type 2 diabetes? Have you considered an insulin pump? The technology is moving forward very quickly. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I use Gonal F (follitropin alfa) pen 300 IU ? My dose is 75 IU

How can I use Gonal F (follitropin alfa) pen 300 IU ?
My dose is 75 IU

Verify with pharmacy: It is important to verify your dose and make sure you are 100% sure how to use it correctly. Your fertility doctor can help provide guidance to make sure it is used effectively and safely. Here is an online video demonstrating the setup and use: http://www.freedommedteach.com/eng/videos.html?play=gonal_f_rff_rediject_pen ...Read more

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Please explain what do I do if blood gets into the insulin pen that i use?

Please explain what do I do if blood gets into the insulin pen that i use?

Unusual problem: I have never actually seen this happen. There must be something defective about the pen you are using. I would discard it and use a new pen. There is no mechanism for drawing back on the pens, so it should never occur that blood goes into the pen. ...Read more

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Is a shisha pen safe to use?

Is a shisha pen safe to use?

No one knows: There haven't been any long term studies into the possible damage done by e-cigarettes. The general consensus by the medical community is, if you don't smoke, don't start "vaping". If you are a smoker and are looking for something less toxic than cigarettes, then a shisha pen would be a safer alternative, with the long term goal being to quit using the shisha pen once off the nicotine addiction. ...Read more

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Would pen vk be ok to use for a sinusitis?

Would pen vk be ok to use for a sinusitis?

Maybe, maybe not: Many individuals mistake a viral nasophryngitis for sinusitis which is a closed airspace infection, unilateral and much less common. Pen vk has limited utility because of resistance. Would consult your doctor before taking left-over antibiotics which is what it sounds like you are getting ready to do. ...Read more