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My toddler was recently prescribed an epi pen jr for an egg allergy. It came with 2 pens. Should I carry both of them or only one?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Carry one.

It's very rare to need more than one, and for a toddler, one is a big dose.
Make sure they gave you the "junior" size. And if you don't already have one, make a list of the symptoms that should make you think about using it - usually difficult/noisy breathing, swelling of tongue or throat, difficulty talking, wheezing, or persistent cough, but ask your doctor for any others. Carry that list too.

In brief: Carry one.

It's very rare to need more than one, and for a toddler, one is a big dose.
Make sure they gave you the "junior" size. And if you don't already have one, make a list of the symptoms that should make you think about using it - usually difficult/noisy breathing, swelling of tongue or throat, difficulty talking, wheezing, or persistent cough, but ask your doctor for any others. Carry that list too.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Epipen (epinephrine)

Under certain conditions, you may need more than one Epinephrine injection to treat an allergic reaction.
Your doctor will tell you if and when you should use a second dose. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use Epinephrine injection exactly as directed. Do not use more or less unless directed.

In brief: Epipen (epinephrine)

Under certain conditions, you may need more than one Epinephrine injection to treat an allergic reaction.
Your doctor will tell you if and when you should use a second dose. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use Epinephrine injection exactly as directed. Do not use more or less unless directed.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: One

Carry 1 with you at all times, and keep 1 at home, so that if you use the one you carry, you will have some until you can get a refill.

In brief: One

Carry 1 with you at all times, and keep 1 at home, so that if you use the one you carry, you will have some until you can get a refill.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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