how does an epi pen work
EpiPens work byrapidly injecting a dose of epipinephrine(also called adrenaline), which reverses the effects of anaphylaxis.
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How do EpiPens work?
EpiPens are a type of epinephrine auto-injector, which means they work by automatically injecting a dose of the hormone epinephrine (also called adrenaline) into a person’s body. This could be done, for example, during a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. [ 9 Weirdest Allergies]
How do you use an EpiPen pen?
Using the Epipen Hold the EpiPen firmly with your fist in the middle. Inject into the mid-outer-thigh. Remove the EpiPen. Prepare for possible side effects. Get to the emergency room immediately.
What is the purpose of the carrier tube on an EpiPen?
The carrier tube will protect the EpiPen so that it can safely be used when needed. Keep the safety release on until you need to use the EpiPen. Look through the viewing window. Most EpiPens have a window that allows you to see through the packaging to the medicine inside. The medicine should be completely clear.
What is epinephrine (EpiPen)?
Epinephrine is a synthetic version of naturally occurring adrenaline created by the body. A single dose of epinephrine, properly administered, is extremely low risk. Proper, timely use of an EpiPen can save the person’s life. If you have been prescribed an EpiPen, keep it within reach at at all times. Identify the symptoms.