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How to Use an EpiPen epinephrine injection Auto Got5bucks

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This is the epipen auto-injector it comes in two strengths one mins for patients wang 66 pounds or more as you can see it has a yellow label and one for patients wang 33 266 pounds that’s epipen jr. it has a green label whether you have an epipen epipen jr. or both it’s important to remember to refill your epipen prescription before it expires you can find the

Expiration date right here on the auto-injector also take a look to make sure the solution inside the epipen is clear and not discolored and since it’s important for you to have to epi pens on hand at all times epipen and epipen jr. come into packs each to pack also comes with a training device even if you carry an epipen everywhere you go it can only help you

If you know how to use it correctly in a moment i will show you how to self administer an epipen you can follow these steps whether you’re administering epipen to yourself or are a caregiver administering epipen or epipen jr. so to get started begin by removing the epipen from the carrier too by flipping open the cap and then tipping the tube and sliding it out

It’s important that you don’t place anything in the carrier because this may prevent you from removing the epipen when you need to use it once you’re ready to use the epipen start by grasping the unit with the orange tip pointing downward the needle comes out of the orange tip so make sure you never press push or put your fingers your hand over it next form of

Fist around the epipen with the orange tips down and with your other hand pull off the blue safety release to inject hold the orange tip near your outer thigh then swing and firmly push against your outer thigh at a 90 degree angle until you hear the epipen click the abbey pen is made to work through clothing continue to hold the epipen firmly against your thigh

For approximately 10 seconds to deliver the medicine now that the injection is complete remove the epipen and massage the injection site for 10 seconds most of the liquid will still be left in the epipen after you finish the injection once you’ve used the epipen get emergency medical help right away then place the used epipen back in the carrying case as you’ll

Notice the cap of the carrying case will not close after the epipen has been used and lastly make sure to take the youth epipen with you to the hospital emergency room to properly dispose of expired or used epipen units and carrier to make sure to take them to your doctor’s office or to a hospital a used auto injector with an extended needle cover will not fit

In the carrier tube important safety information epipen epinephrine injection 0.3 milligram and epipen jr epinephrine injection 0.15 milligram auto-injectors contain a single dose of epinephrine which you or your caregiver or others who may be in a position to administer epipen or epipen jr inject into the middle of your outer thigh upper leg through clothing

If necessary 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 animal acting episode do not inject into your vein buttocks fingers toes hands or feet in case of accidental injection please seek immediate medical

Treatment epinephrine should be used with caution if you have heart disease or are taking certain medicines that can cause heart related cardiac symptoms tell your doctor if you have certain medical conditions such as asthma depression thyroid disease parkinson’s disease diabetes high blood pressure or heart disease have any other medical conditions are pregnant

Or plan to become pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed be sure to also tell your doctor all the medicines you take especially medicines for asthma if you have certain medical conditions or take certain medicines your condition may get worse or you may have longer-lasting side effects when you use epipen or epipen jr. the most common side effects may

Include increase in heart rate stronger or irregular heartbeat sweating nausea or vomiting difficulty breathing paleness dizziness weakness shakiness headache apprehension nervousness or anxiety these side effects may go away if you rest tell your healthcare professional if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away visit epipen calm for

Full prescribing information and patient information indications epipen epipen junior auto-injectors 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 epipen and epipen jr. are intended for immediate administration as emergency

Supportive therapy only seek immediate emergency medical help right away talk to your healthcare professional to see if epipen or epipen jr. auto-injector is right for you you are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the fda visit www fda gov / medwatch or call one eight hundred fda 1088 for more information about epipen and to sign

Up for expiration date reminders visit epipen calm you

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How to Use an EpiPenĀ® epinephrine injection Auto Got5bucks By Brandon Buckle