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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 you use an expired epipen (epinephrine) on someone that is extremely allergic?

What happens if you use an expired epipen (epinephrine) on someone that is extremely allergic?

Not a good idea: If you have nothing else on hand , you can use the expired Epipen (epinephrine) knowing that it will be less effective or not effective at all. However it is strongly advised to check the expiration date on the Epipen (epinephrine) regularly since the consequence may be deathly. ...Read more

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I'm interested to know what happens to a person when he/she uses illegal drugs?

I'm interested to know what happens to a person when he/she uses illegal drugs?

They often become : Addicted, ruin their marriages, lose jobs, and at times die from overdoses. Drug addiction is dangerous ; destroys people's bodies, minds ; relationships. ...Read more

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What would happen if you hit a child with an adult dosage epi pen ?

What would happen if you hit a child with an adult dosage epi pen ?

Side effects: This would depend on the size of the kid and their basic state of health. Epi, or epinephrine is the adrenaline our body makes as a stress response.It speeds up the heart rate, elevates the blood pressure, triggers some changes in metabolism, etc.It doubles the side effect intensity without increasing the beneficial effect, if this were done for an asthma attach or allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What happens when you use an epi pen without having anaphylactic shock?

What happens when you use an epi pen without having anaphylactic shock?

Waste 100 bucks: An amazingly safe medication. In the seventies we used Epinephrine to treat acute asthma attacks giving kids 3 doses in 40 minutes. Sometimes they had nausea & vomiting. Sometimes they'd get a little hyper. The nausea & vomiting could also have been due to asthma itself. Anyway, expect slight but brief rise in pulse, mild muscle jitteriness, heightened alertness. All resolve in 30 minutes. ...Read more

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How do you know when a latex allergy needs an epi pen?

How do you know when a latex allergy needs an epi pen?

Anaphylaxis : An epi pen is meant to be used for emergency, potentially life threatening, allergic reactions. If you have trouble breathing, swelling in the throat mouth, lips, gums, a tightness in the chest or cough these are signs that an epi pen may be needed. You should discuss this in detail with a doctor and get training in how and when to use an epi pen before use ...Read more

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Please can u tell me what is prehospital electrocardiogram is it a device in the ambulance or what ?

Please can u tell me what is prehospital electrocardiogram  is it a device in the ambulance or what ?

Before Hospital: My assumption would be that this could be any electrocardiogram that is done outside of the hospital. This could include at your doctor's office, at an urgent care center, or yes, even in an ambulance. An electrocardiogram is a type of reading generated by a machine that is connected to several electrode stickers on and around your chest to assess the heart rhythm, rate, and other measurements. ...Read more

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What should you do if an infant/child accidentally gets an electric shock?

What should you do if an infant/child accidentally gets an electric shock?

Degree of shock: It depends on the degree of the electric shock. If it were a mild shock there should be no problem. However, if hej had a major shock take to the er immediately to have his cardiac status evaluated. He should also be checked for severe burns. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if someone is pregnant 1-2 week and does an MRI test unknowingly?

Could you tell me what happens if someone is pregnant 1-2 week and does an MRI test unknowingly?

Most likely fine!: Mri is not known to cause any birth defects. It is wise to be cautious, but you and your developing pregnancy should not be effected. ...Read more

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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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Could you tell me what happens when someone is no longer a candidate for heart surgery?

Could you tell me what happens when someone is no longer a candidate for heart surgery?

Depends why?: Healed and well- great! too much risk? Still some good medical treatments for angina and congestive failure. And there are some for whom hospice is a choice. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if a person who is not actually having a stroke is given tpa (alteplase)?

Could you tell me what happens if a person who is not actually having a stroke is given tpa (alteplase)?

Increased bleed risk: Tissue plasminogen activator, or tpa, (alteplase) "dissolves" clots, so the main risk from it's administration is an increased risk of bleeding. One way to reduce the risk is to have strict rules on who it is administered to, based on many factors including time since symptoms began. Another is to administer it right where it is needed, near the location of the artery which contains the clot. ...Read more

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What does a bee sting do to someone who is allergic?

What does a bee sting do to someone who is allergic?

Histamine release: If you are allergic to bees, when you are stung their venom is injected into your bloodstream....Then your body reacts by releasing histamine and other chemicals...This causes the allergic reaction. ...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