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I have epilepsy and have asked my doctor for an epi pen. He said I did not need one. Why would he refuse to give me something that will help me?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Epi-Pen for allergy

Epi-pen and twinject are emergency medications for self-injection when a person has a severe allergic reaction (also need to call 911 for ambulance).
As an "allergy medicine", epi-pen or twinject does not have anything to do with epilepsy or seizures. However, a person with both epilepsy and allergic anaphylactic reactions should have an epi-pen (or similar) device.

In brief: Epi-Pen for allergy

Epi-pen and twinject are emergency medications for self-injection when a person has a severe allergic reaction (also need to call 911 for ambulance).
As an "allergy medicine", epi-pen or twinject does not have anything to do with epilepsy or seizures. However, a person with both epilepsy and allergic anaphylactic reactions should have an epi-pen (or similar) device.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Epilepsy

An Epipen (epinephrine) is an auto injector for adrenaline used to treat a severe allergic reaction and anaphylaxis which may be life threatening.

In brief: Epilepsy

An Epipen (epinephrine) is an auto injector for adrenaline used to treat a severe allergic reaction and anaphylaxis which may be life threatening.
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