how to use an epi pen
How to Use an EpiPenRemove the EpiPen. Unscrew the yellow cap from the container and slide out the EpiPen.Remove the Gray Safety Cap. Take off the gray safety cap from the back of the EpiPen. It won’t work unless this cap is removed.Inject the Epinephrine. Grasp the EpiPen in a fist and press the black,rounded tip hard into the thigh. Hold the EpiPen in place while slowly counting to 10.Call 911 and Discard the EpiPen
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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 USP for EpiPen?
EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.3 mg or EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors are for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) caused by allergens, exercise, or unknown triggers; and for people who are at increased risk for these reactions.
Do EpiPens work for allergic reactions?
Due to the unpredictable nature of allergic reactions, epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens) are prescribed. EpiPens deliver medicine quickly and effectively. No child has ever had serious problems from a standard dose of epinephrine when using an EpiPen. Times when you need to use an EpiPen can be stressful.
When should I use an EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr auto-injector?
Use EpiPenor EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors right away when you have an allergic emergency (anaphylaxis). Get emergency medical help right away. You may need further medical attention. Only a healthcare professional should give additional doses of epinephrine if you need more than two injections for a single anaphylactic episode.