Emergency injection for severe allergic reactions.
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Epipen (Epinephrine) is a life-saving medication for severe allergic reactions. Just make sure you know how to give an injection before it's needed.
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- Epipen (Epinephrine) is an easy-to-use automatic injector. Just place the injector on the upper/outer part of your thigh and press a button.
- Can be used immediately to stop a life-threatening allergic reaction.
- The Jr. dose is for children 33lbs to 66 lbs. Adults should use the standard Epipen (Epinephrine).
- If you have heart disease or high blood pressure, you may a greater risk of having side effects from Epipen (Epinephrine).
- You can only use 2 Epipen (Epinephrine) injections to treat a severe allergic reaction. If you need a 3rd dose, it'll have to be given by a doctor in a hospital or healthcare setting.
- Injecting Epipen (Epinephrine) into body parts other than the upper/outer thigh can cause serious damage and may not treat your allergic reaction. Never, ever accidentally inject it into your hand.
- You should keep two Epipen (Epinephrine) injectors that haven't expired yet with you at all times if you know you have severe allergies to insects, foods, drugs, or other products.
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- Higher risk if:
- › Heart condition
- › High blood pressure
An injection of epinephrine can cause a significant increase in blood pressure.
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- In overweight or obese people, including children, inject Epipen (Epinephrine) into the lower half of the thigh or calf.