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How does one administer an epi pen?

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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: See package insert

You should see your physician for detailed instructions, but in general, the Epipen (epinephrine) should be administered into the large muscle in you lateral thigh, and held for 8-10 seconds.
After administration, you should call 911 or go to the er for further treatment(s).

In brief: See package insert

You should see your physician for detailed instructions, but in general, the Epipen (epinephrine) should be administered into the large muscle in you lateral thigh, and held for 8-10 seconds.
After administration, you should call 911 or go to the er for further treatment(s).
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Alertly

Remove Epipen (epinephrine) from container. Remove blue cap.
Position orange end against skin or trouser material halfway between hip & knee along the lateral side of the leg. Avoid front of the thigh. Apply steady pressure until you hear a click. Count to 10. Remove device from leg. If the device has fired correctly the orange cap pop outs covering the needle. Lie down, elevate feet on 1 pillow, dial 911.

In brief: Alertly

Remove Epipen (epinephrine) from container. Remove blue cap.
Position orange end against skin or trouser material halfway between hip & knee along the lateral side of the leg. Avoid front of the thigh. Apply steady pressure until you hear a click. Count to 10. Remove device from leg. If the device has fired correctly the orange cap pop outs covering the needle. Lie down, elevate feet on 1 pillow, dial 911.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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