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What will be the effects of an epi pen do if it is applied to the neck area?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: EpiPen (epinephrine)
Epipen (epinephrine) auto-injectors should only be injected into the anterolateral aspect of the thigh.
Do not inject into buttock, or intravenously. Injecting into a blood stream could have fatal consequences, it can cause changes to the heart rythym that could cause cardiac arrest. If you inject into the neck you have a greater chance of injecting into a blood vessel.

In brief: EpiPen (epinephrine)
Epipen (epinephrine) auto-injectors should only be injected into the anterolateral aspect of the thigh.
Do not inject into buttock, or intravenously. Injecting into a blood stream could have fatal consequences, it can cause changes to the heart rythym that could cause cardiac arrest. If you inject into the neck you have a greater chance of injecting into a blood vessel.
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